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?