Some of the couples are beautiful. Some of them are older, plain-looking, overweight, broken-down. The 'hideous' couples start showing up later in the video, out on the street, away from the club in which the video begins. A very witty comment on sex in the culture, reality TV, and pornography's overlap with "respectable" pop music and society as a whole. There are some acts nobody wants to see old people engaged in.
I would be fascinated to sit on the other side of a two-way mirror and observe a room full of people watching this video.
Bravo to Eric Wareheim and to Depeche Mode for making a provocative video. I didn't know they made videos anymore, let alone good ones.