Gaga's Alejandro

I really don't know about this. Visually, stylistically, art-direction-wise etc it's flawless and you can't fault it. Without sounding too much like a paranoid weirdo I completely question Gaga's motivations for this video. I think she's pandering shamelessly to the gay community and it's like, why bother? A large proportion of her fans are gay guys anyway and they eat that high-fashion pop porn shit up (I should know).
And though the video is flawless the men look like they belong in a Madonna video 20 years ago. They're totally Steven Klein's (the directors) vision of what gay men like. Don't get me wrong, I'd let any one of those guys pound me but they're so 80's leather muscle daddy that it's cliche. Very dated cliche.

Also I find it funny that a lot of people are saying that's she's trying to be shocking and she's failing to. I really don't think she was trying to shock at all in this video. Eating rosary beads? Wearing a latex nun's habit? Men in high heels?

Fashion-wise a couple of outfits are Alexander McQueen. I wonder if they were designed by Sarah Burton, the new head designer?

Oh, my favourite part is at the end where the celluloid burns up on the image of her face. It's cool.
Anyway, that's just my half-assed 2 cents. Apologies for the lack of updates, I'm back from Japan and just found out we're being evicted from our flat so my biggest concern is finding a new dump to move into. Just quickly, Tokyo was beyond amazing. It's just....I don't know, there's so much to say about it. I actually did find the Prada building and went inside. The staff were curt but that was to be expected. The buidling was amazing, I think it was about 5 floors and there was a basement too. The menswear was hideous. The womenswear was cool. ok my eyes hurt, I have to go now. Toodles


Taryn said...

hmm looks like i have to watch the video.

All I have to say is, Gaga can only shock us but so much.

M said...

totally agree,
Gaga knows how to shock and that video was just a "by the way-video"

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