It’s the song that sparked a thousand ‘Express Yourself’ comparisons and caused Elton John to declare it the “gayest song” he’s ever heard. But the one thing everyone’s really been waiting for is finally here: the official video for Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ is out and it’s insane. Also: strangely commercial.
It opens with a unicorn and then moves into what appears to be a send up of ’70s sci-fi movies (think Star Wars) meets an homage to Pink Floyd, with a heavy dose of creation mythology topped with some artistic renderings of mitosis, which then segues into Gaga dancing in a itty-bitty black bikini (which, no disrespect to her obviously banging bod, feels a little Britney-esque).
Finally: does the last close-up on Lady Gaga’s face feel like tribute to Madonna (gap-tooth and all) or are we just being sentimental?