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Lady Gaga: Bad Romance (2009)

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.

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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.

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24 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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as weird-ass as can be
22 October 2016 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

Never mind the actual story-line of this video, I just see a crazy jumbled crow's nest concoction of absolutely out-of-this-world imagery that appealed to Lady Gaga's creative spirit, her alien sense of style, in short, an excuse for Lady Gaga to do what she likes, getting her jollies by acting weird. It doesn't make sense to me, reading the plot outline on Wikipedia, there are so much holes, stuff not explained, like how come she looks like, well, an anime doll, an embryonic baby bird days before it is supposed to hatch, whatever? But never mind, just sit back, enjoy the weird and wonderful ride, just enjoy. And, we do get to see Lady Gaga all scrubbed of makeup, or at least almost all scrubbed of makeup, and she is really quite beautiful. The sound of the thing? It's not in my own personal taste, I prefer girl bubblegum disco pop, but for Lady Gaga here, I just turn up the volume and let it go. Sounds like Cher at times. Must say, what a disconcerting sight she makes with those big cartoon eyes, kinda creepy like THE GRUDGE. Really creeped me out.

Note that scene with the burning polar bear rug. Reminiscent of a Vogue photo-shoot, like in the old days when they had models standing on top of elephants brandishing vacuum cleaners, I kid you not, well, something like that anyway. Here Lady G stands in her skimpy underwear and white platform shoes a la Pamela Anderson, and there is this inferno of flame as if the polar bear skin is on fire. It's an absurd* image taken simply for the effect of the image itself. It makes no sense, but does show off the beauty of her body, and in an artsy way, so it floats everybody's boat on some level.

*oops, repeated research, I got it now, it's the guy who bought her's bed that's on fire. Still, that's something not made abundantly clear at that point in the video. But okay, so the image does make sense after all. Hey, as long as we see her green eyes and legginess and how great she looks in underwear :)

Then there are all those religious crosses, Madonna revisited! And the abduction + sex slavery theme, but all filmed totally avant garde in a surrealistic style. Hardly something like the gritty reality in TAKEN, this is an over-stylized female-friendly look- at-me-I-am-so-desirable-men-fight-over-me pseudo-rape fantasy. Only it's in such a way it's art, and Lady Gaga is all artsy.

In summary:

Weird, weird, weird, love those shoes, weird, really badassweird.


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