Pop heavyweight Lady Gaga premiered the highly anticipated music video for her global smash ‘Born This Way’ today. The philosophical science fiction visual was directed by Nick Knight and choreographed by Laurie Ann Gibson. The video, which looked like it took some of its themes from ‘Superman’ and ‘Star Wars’ sees Gaga attempting to push artistic boundaries yet again.
Unfortunately, some of the concept may have got lost with the heavy use of symbolic imagery. As a precautionary warning, you might want to hold off eating dinner if you’re very squirmish. Watching the birth of slimy heads is as weird and gross as it’s going to get with Gaga. The singer then puts much emphasis on a new race meeting its beginning before dancing around in not much but her underwear and rocking skeletal make-up.
Although the visual was somewhat twisted, you couldn’t help but take your eyes off the screen. The cinematography was pretty insane but personally, I feel she has peaked with ‘Bad Romance’ when it comes to highly engaging music videos. The ending does however deserve some props because she paid homage to both the Queen and King of Pop! Peep Michael‘s gloves and Madonna‘s tooth gap and much more after the jump!
“This is the manifesto of Mother Monster. On Goat, a government-owned alien territory in space, a birth of magnificent and magical proportions took place. But the birth was not finite. It was infinite. As the womb slumbered and the mitosis of the future began, it was perceived that this infamous moment in life is not temporal, it is eternal. And thus began the beginning of the new race, a race within the race of humanity. A race which bears no prejudice, no judgement, but boundless freedom.
But on that same day as the eternal mother hovered in the multiverse another more terrifying birth took place: the birth of evil. And as she herself split into two, rotating in agony between two ultimate forces, the pendulum of choice began its dance. It seems easy you imagine togravitate instantly and unwaveringly towards good. But she wondered, ‘How can I protect something so perfect without evil?’”