Better listen to the record, the video is not worth it
The video to Lady Gaga's 2009 hit "Paparazzi" was directed by Sweden's Jonas Åkerlund, who worked with the Smashing Pumpkins and U2 before among others. He also co-wrote the video together with Lady Gaga. The result is a disappointing one. The first 2.5 minutes are actually more of a short film, also with the "starring" notice, as we see Gaga and Alexander Skarsgård ("True Blood" and also Gaga's previous music video for "Bad Romance") together in bed and later on a balcony where the actor tries to position Gaga right so that the paparazzi get some good pictures. As she fights against that positioning, he throws her down the balcony. With dozens of photographers around that he ordered himself? Doesn't make sense you say? Correct.
Gaga recovers, is first in a wheelchair and sings the song. Lots of constant paparazzi camera-clicking noises can be heard at the same time from start to finish. In the end she kills her boyfriend with poison for what he did to her and poses embarrassingly for the police force on her mug shot. Nothing truly redeemable about this music video, which is much more colorful than "Bad Romance". Oh yes, with that director and co-star there is even some Swedish talking included here, no surprise actually as "Bad Romance" included some French lyrics.
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