August 19, 2013
Don’t Be A Drag, Just Be A Goose: The Many Looks of Lady Gaga in “Applause”
When she’s not engaging in bloody cyber-battles with fading celebrity bloggers on Twitter (and then subsequently deleting the evidence like it never happened), pop superstar Lady Gaga also enjoys shooting music videos for her songs. (#StopTheDramaStartTheMusic)
“Applause” leaked a week early (accidental or otherwise, you be the judge!) — but the video has arrived right on time.
If you ask Lady Gaga on Twitter, the Inez & Vinoodh-directed “Applause” video “travels from black and white, to primary colors to a more cosmic color explosion. Telling a story from beginning to end!” But if you ask me, A LOWLY MUSIC BLOGGER, the video’s less about a specific narrative and more about a series of artsy vignettes that represent Gaga as The Entertainer.
While there’s certainly a whole lot of #ART and some #POP happening, there’s also a lot of excellent dancing — and frankly, I wish we saw the routine even more! The fierce moves suggest that Gaga — like a disco stick-toting phoenix who recently underwent critical hip surgery — has re-risen and is back in action. BUT WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT ANYTHING? I AM NOT A TRUE SCHOLAR OF MUSIC.
One thing’s for sure: “Applause” is very Lady Gaga.
Luckily, VEVO’s gone ahead and GIF-ed the entire Reverse Warholian Experience for us fellow non-scholars to comprehend, which helps to showcase all of Gaga’s looks (“lewks”) to encourage us all and command OUR APPLAUSE. (REFERENCE.)
Naturally, Gaga is also SHAMELESSLY RIPPING OFF some of our favorite artists in the process, including…
Miley Cyrus as Mileybird Unchained in “Can’t Be Tamed: One Too Many Bangerz”
Madonna in “Human Nature: Illuminati Edition”
Venus in “The Birth of Venus: Put Your Paws Up, Botticelli”
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan 2: Good Fucking Luck Sleeping Tonight”
Lady Gaga in “Applause” (META OVERLOAD)
And there you have it: #ARTPOP. (PS: Can someone take this girl to a proper ASL class?)
OH HAI I DIDN’T C U THERE PLZ BUY ARTPOP
“Applause” was released on August 12. (iTunes)