Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Video: Lady Gaga "Alejandro"

Lady Gaga
Alejandro [Video Premiere]
Director: Steven Klein

The 7:42-7:44 mark says it all for me. Again, not shying away from controversy, the little Catholic girl known as Gaga shoves sex and shock into our face. A beautifully directed and styled clip by exceptional fashion photographer Steven Klein, the video shows Gaga in nun uniform as well as many cross references. She swallows a rosary at one point. There are quite a few Madonna allusions but every pop star has their influences. There is also a running military theme that is blatantly juxtaposed against brazen sexuality- often homosexuality. The dictatorship style evoked images of Nazi Germany which is also likely to stir up debate. I think it is interesting that the video is so high in sexual content coming mostly from men. We are accustomed to seeing women as sexual objects but Gaga turns the tables. In short, the video is a keeper. She should definitely release a video anthology for purchase. We haven't seen videos of this high quality since the days of MJ and Janet.


The CPA Doc said...

I must say. That was one of the hottest videos I've seen in a while! The kids will really be goo-goo for GaGa now. That runway scene? Loved it. Hell, I loved it all. Next level Madonna, Christina, Beyonce, all in one.

vstar* said...

and madonna [regarding high quality videos].