Don't Call My Name

Lady Gaga premiered his her new music video for the single Alejandro directed by fashion photographer Steven Klein.

The approximately 9 minute video starts with men passed out in a bar wearing stilettos and stockings. Then an army of half-naked men wearing some sort of "spanx", go dancing.

As the dancing men fades, emerges Gaga with some sort of Alien like being sprouting from her head while wearing a blond mop top. Mop tops were also prevalent among the shirtless male dancers, they were probably channeling Edith Head or the Peter Pan man.

Superhot male model Evandro Soldati was also there sans the "spanx" and bob but wearing a spiky helmet and dons a gold gun.

Then she wears a red latex nun habit by her fave S&M designer Atsuko Kudo while groping a rosary which she eventually "eats" by the end of the video. The scene then moves to Gaga in flesh-toned underwear with black pumps riding a man then dancing with the hordes of half-naked men with the bob.

Then on an attempt to "shock" people, she places an inverted cross on her crotch while being carried by the mop top men. Alas I was not shocked but rather tired by her attempts to be "provocative" by doing something as a religious statement maybe because I've gone tired of all her "shock" art that she has been displaying on her previous videos.

The next scene featured a more formal Gaga where she wears pants and a vest, gyrating with gay Nazis, probably a nod to Bob Fosse and Cabaret.

Lady Gaga then removes her vest to flaunt her new gun bra, probably one of my more favorite moments of videos and her outfit. (Though it creates pancake boob)

Overall, the video felt a little boring considering it's Gaga and I have been following her since Just Dance. The video and the song resembles Madonna, circa La Isla Bonita, and ABBA. Well, its just sensible since Steven Klein is a long time collaborator with Madonna that he just injects a little flavor of Madonna but ultimately feels like an imitation. Lady Gaga attempts to portray homosexuality as an accepted phenomenon present in religion and the military, but the interpretation in the video was unclear despite the evident gay theme. Generally, the song was ok, no Poker Face or Bad Romance, and the video was so-so, no Bad Romance, Paparazzi, or Telephone, despite the huge budget.


Image Sources: Nicola Formichetti

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