Born This Way – Lady Gaga (Music Video)

Lady Gaga released her video for her hit single Born This Way yesterday.

First, I have to say the video is horrible. It’s either I don’t understand it or there’s nothing about being “born this way” about this video. I had hoped for a more toned-down approach, seeing as the song calls us to be proud of who we are – regardless of what that might be.
But the video turned out to be about Mother Monster breeding an alien race free of prejudice, with evil being a side effect. Who of us was born that way? Or who of us celebrates being that way?
My inner biologist started revolting when she mentioned mitosis. Is she for real?
And what’s with all the goo? Couldn’t Mother Monster have given birth without going at it with the mucus?

Also, don’t start me on the skeleton-like makeup. I don’t get the point of that. I don’t get the point of the whole video. After Alejandro, I didn’t think I could hate a Lady Gaga video more. She used borderline blasphemy in Alejandro and I still found this one even worse: A seven minutes video, half of which is her issuing in near balderdash her “Mother Monster manifesto.”
Dear Lady Gaga, making extra long videos doesn’t necessarily serve your purpose of getting your message across. Sometimes, the more succinct videos make for an even stronger “manifesto” – especially if they don’t get you disgusted in the process of watching them.

Sometimes, shock-value serves for good entertainment. Lady Gaga is overdoing it. A song like “Born This Way” does not need a video like the one she conceived. Earth to Mother Monster: Are you for real?

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16 thoughts on “Born This Way – Lady Gaga (Music Video)

  1. This is just RIDICULOUS! I mean wow, the mother monster thing was kinda cute at first but now it’s just gone too far!
    And really, aliens? That’s what she is comparing us to?
    Akhh.

    I was already disappointed by the song but now, uh huh, she is exaggerating!

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    • I actually liked the song and thought this was beyond horrible. I agree, she’s taking it too far with the shock-value in her videos. Why couldn’t it have been simpler?
      Apparently, she’s releasing a more toned-down version as well. Why couldn’t she have done just one version that showed artistry without too much ugliness?

      Thanks for dropping by!

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    • Haha no worries!
      I wouldn’t say she masters the art of failure. I’d say she her choices haven’t been as “ground-breaking” as she thinks they are lately – starting with Alejandro’s video, meat dress, etc…

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  2. Totally agree. The song sucked, the video sucked too and now she sucks.
    And that’s not 😛 my Britney side talking, I really wanted to see a great video from her. But I guess that ain’t gonna happen from her.
    1- SHE LOOKS UGLY IN EVERY VIDEO
    2- THE STORY BEHIND EACH VIDEO SHE MAKES IS RIDICULOUS
    3- EACH VIDEO SHE MAKES IS JUST TOO DAMN LONG/BORING
    The only good thing about her videos is the production and set. But that’s not enough to make a great video.

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  3. Totally agree. The song sucked, the video sucked too and now she sucks.
    And that’s not 😛 my Britney side talking, I really wanted to see a great video from her. But I guess that ain’t gonna happen from her.
    1- SHE LOOKS UGLY IN EVERY VIDEO
    2- THE STORY BEHIND EACH VIDEO SHE MAKES IS RIDICULOUS
    3- EACH VIDEO SHE MAKES IS JUST TOO DAMN LONG/BORING
    The only good thing about her videos is the production and set. But that’s not enough to make a great video.

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  4. I didn’t say that she DOESN’T HAVE FANS jeez :/
    she has very few fans I mean everyone is blinded by her now cause the media loves her… like they used to love brit before… but once they start bashing on her… Everyone would turn on her… luckily when they did that with Britney, she had a HUGE fan base… go see in the U.K few that like GaGa and even in the U.S everyone is hating BTW the song my friend who loves gaga and a gaga fan told me that her friends saw her and she was a mess and stressing out on how much everyone is hating the song.
    Don’t believe the media :/ babe go over the internet talk to people… believe me !!!
    again I’m not saying she ain’t popular and all but c’mmon first the billboard britney wins with 80% of the votes?!
    then they cheat so that they can win ?!
    i bet she has like 10 fans XD that hack the systems for her.

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    • From what I’ve seen on music boards, the response to BTW seems mostly positive. Yeah, the media loves what Gaga is offering but overall, I’d say she has a solid fanbase.
      HIAM has already peaked on U.S. radio and has begun falling. BTW is still gaining abnormally (I follow these very closely) so the average listener is connecting with BTW. The video sucked, true. HIAM is much better, true (as is reflected by the polls). But I believe Britney has a more robust online fanbase. Example: Gaga’s thread on the forum I go to is about 100-something pages. Britney’s is over 300 even though Gaga’s song has had a more impressive run so far.

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