Germanesque techno hit for Lady Gaga, utilizing her name as a Teutonic chant, in which she is abducted from a surreal bath-house by costumed otherworldly supermodels, and auctioned off into slavery, before getting a fiery revenge.
The video begins with the singer laying across the desert floor from the ending of "Perfect Illusion" during sunset, as black SUVs approach her from afar. Gaga's crew comes out of the SUVs ... See full summary »
The video begins with soldiers in black leather uniforms in a cabaret with a close-up of a soldier passed out in female fishnet stockings and heels as another lone soldier stares into the ... See full summary »
The follow-up to Lady Gaga's PAPARAZZI, in which she killed her husband and got arrested, which is shown in a back-flash on the news broadcast. Yet another round of poisoning, yet another trademark man-kill for Lady Gaga.
This has got to be the only music video that features coughing. And unusual as this music video is, with the song only heard sporadically, it's really just the last straw. There is a whole lot of other stuff wrong with it, but that coughing is the nail in its coffin. Okay, so there are versions, one features nudity, the inmates prancing about are naked; the other is the cleaned-up version, the inmates prancing about wear designer lingerie. Yeah, that is some fun jail block. Bottom line is that I won't give it a low score after all those on-screen antics, but like it as a whole? No. Beyoncé appears to be made of plastic, and all those grungy fashion paraphernalia only serves to make it an oddity. This is total trash, not only is it trash, it is Trash, TRASH, but it is also bling-laden TRA$H with a certain appeal, and the cute THELMA & LOUISE spoof it began turning into, was really the best bit. The gritty-looking jail cell and prison yard sequences I found very unappealing, but they are total Lady Gaga territory, let them stand. But I want to chase that Tyrese Gibson off the screen the moment you see his dull dumb face, and then those fake forced coughing, yuck, in a music video? It's so offensive, so out, so low-class, so ruining the fun, how could they?
Total style overkill. Perhaps a thousand things wrong with it. But worth watching for sure.
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