Lady Gaga’s Video for “Born This Way”

Underwater gunfire, some Mac PhotoBooth mirror effects, weird introductory narration from Gaga and a Wagneresque orchestral overture are some of the highlights of “Born This Way,” the video for Lady Gaga’s first single from the album of the same name. The spell is broken when the song actually starts and Gaga declares, “Just put your paws up.” But then we’re under another spell: that of the skinnier, more maniacal dancer and seeming perfume ad model that is Gaga in 2011. Yes, Madonna, but I liked Jon Caramanica’s argument in the Times that perhaps this similarity is “a provocation, a dare” from the younger artist. How much of a dare, and how much fun, only time will tell. The album drops in May. TC mark


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  • kelly huckaby

    i swear this is the exact same song –

    • Madison Moore


  • blackgoliath

    it looks like she's going through her “dirty” phase (a la aguilera). also, pretty sure she wasn't born that way…

  • # SisterWolf

    I wish you wouldn't say “drops.” Just a wish.

  • Madison Moore

    thank you for citing Jon Caramanica.

  • Hung

    The opening music is from the Bernard Herrmann score for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.

  • Alex

    Just when we thought she couldn't lose more weight after Telephone… Gaga got skinnyfat.


    i just like… don't get it. any of it. it's just… i don't understand but i am also pretty sure i don't want to understand at all.

  • benhRjr

    oh, i get it! Gaga created gay people. right? no? okay, i'm confused again.

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