Lady Gaga’s new video is, as always, a long and at times confusing trip through her mind, but total fun! We could have done without some of the birth visuals however!
At long last, Lady Gaga‘s video for “Born This Way” has arrived, and it is quite the spectacle. Unicorns, alien birth, near-naked dancing and, as always with Gaga, a healthy dose of stealing from other artists. This time it seems to be a little bit of Ke$ha‘s glitter, a nice chunk of Madonna‘s “Express Yourself” and a whole bunch of late designer Alexander McQueen‘s style!
At least Gaga steals from the same people. The Madonna comparisons are always endless and with her giant ponytail and men’s suit, she looks just like the Material Girl. As for ripping off Alexander, it seems a little wrong the singer continues to borrow so heavily from a man who is dead. Just like the soda cans in her hair from her “Telephone” video (taken from McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2009 show), the alien-like knobs on Gaga’s face are a complete rip-off of Alexander’s Spring/Summer 2010 show. Come on Gaga!
Ke$ha seems like it may be somewhat of a stretch, but the girl basically has the market on glitter and unicorns so wouldn’t it just be easier to avoid that?
On a positive, Gaga looks better than ever and her extended dance sequence is amazing. Furthermore,her body is in ridiculous shape!
The plasma birth however, really could do without Gaga. I don’t want to see anyone laying an egg. Ever.