Lady Gaga released the video for her fourth single off her album “Born This Way,” and yes, her mermaid and her drag alter-ego’s make appearances.
Gaga teased the video with the cover-art for the single, which featured Gaga in drag puffin on a cig and sporting a male pompadour hair cut. She tweeted “You will never find what you are looking for in love, if you don’t love yourself.”
So I’m sure fans were expecting some kind of tranny shit-show music video, and that’s pretty much what we got. Love it.
The story behind the video is that she trekked from New York to Nebraska to find her lover. But Gaga, being the fashion savant yet wilderness idiot that she is, crosses state lines by foot in a slinky black dress, strappy heels and giant hat which is totally inappropriate clothing for hiking. Does this woman not own any performance fleece or sensible shoes?
If you have problems with blood and gore, viewer discretion is advised. There are many shots of Gaga’s bleeding feet which has the same non-appeal as all of “Black Swan.”
I forgot to mention that as Gaga travels the country, she also is wearing a blue tooth. You know, in case she gets reception in the middle of Nebraska’s cornfields.
Then the video finally debuts Lady Gaga’s drag alter ego: Jo Calderone, an Italian mechanic who likes wearing white-tees. Calderone looks a lot like Gaga’s on-off boyfriend Luc Carl who is from Nebraska. Perhaps the song is about him? In a radio interview Gaga revealed, “the person who I wrote this song about has been my buddy and my best friend since I was 19 years old, and he’s from here.” Here, meaning Nebraska.
Oh and then Gaga turns into a mermaid and it’s kind of gross. I guess I just don’t like fish. Oh and then some half naked guy has sex with mermaid Gaga, which doesn’t make any anatomical sense. Oh and then they cuddle in the mermaid tank, ewwww, who wants to spoon with a fish!?!?!
Gaga also says that the video is supposed to represent the torture of being far from your love, “The [video is about the] idea that when you’re away from someone you love, it’s torture. I knew I wanted the video to be about me sprinting back and walking hundreds of thousands of miles to get him back.”
If you’re looking for a typical sensible pop music video where the singer does a choreographed routine and then makes sexy eyes at the camera, you’ve come to the wrong place.