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 »
This is the second ever professional film project, after Spartacus (1960), to be granted permission to film at Hearst Castle since the property was donated to the state of California in 1954. Lady Gaga donated $250,000 to the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation and agreed to film public service announcements for water preservation in exchange for permission to use the location. See more »
Greetings, Himeros, God of sexual desire, son of Aphrodite!
[to the viewers]
Lay back and feast as this audio guides you through a new and exciting position.
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I at first thought she was trying to say something about the cruelty of man hunting down poor ultimately defenseless animals, that she was portraying a wounded eagle, well, sort of. Poor thing, lying there, pierced by an arrow, poor old wings, broken from fall, poor doomed bird, struggling to survive. Evoking much sympathy, and, yes, life is like that, with cruel buffoons mowing down creatures for which they have absolutely no regard. For shame. But turns out she is an angel, being revived in a swimming pool of the ancient mythological Greek gods. Aw come on. Anyway, this stuff gets too complicated. Yes, there's something new to see every time you look, but a resurrected Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus? Aw gee. Is this supposed to be fun? This theme filled with utter drivel? Is this what it takes to captivate attention nowadays? No, I don't want to see such weird poo, thank you. The best thing about the video is that we get to see Lady Gaga as she is, ugly tattoos the only downer. The song is complicated, this cannot possibly be a real hit, few people are going to understand the lyrics, I caught the general drift, but it took some checking up to understand what it was really about. Most people, like the Other Reviewer here, would misunderstand and believe that Gaga is singing about wanting to be a guy. But G.U.Y. is an acronym for Girl Under You, and G.I.R.L. becomes Guy I'm Romancing, Love... Okay, she was stretching it there, it doesn't even fit. But it's all a gender reversal thing, favorite territory for Her Ladyship. No telling what we'd see if Lady Gaga was allowed to do, free of self-censorship's restraining social order, exactly what she wants, but now, everything comes through in this weird-ass way.
It's not that I don't like it, but that it's a bizarre bohemian convoluted mess of images, odd lyrics, and ultimately, simply leads down dark trails away from real fun. Carly Rae Jepsen anyone?
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