“Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga

November 12, 2009 at 7:43 pm 8 comments

How is it possible that still no one has written about this video!? It’s fucking redonk!

So here’s Lady Gaga’s latest contribution to pop culture. With her increased popularity she’s obviously earned a bigger budget for music videos, and damn, she put it to use. The girl doesn’t disappoint, and I’m pretty sure the biggest reason that I like her is not for her music or her genuine vocal talent, but because she’s bat-shit crazy and has intentionally made herself out to be that way to create a unique and interesting image.

Instead of being cookie-cutter cute or sexy, she’s pushing the envelope and taking her insanity to new levels all the time; she’s unafraid to be ugly and weird and wear crazy (sorta scary) outfits that make her look  like a fish or a Snork or something.  She’s a celebrity worth watching because she’s actually doing interesting stuff, putting on a show, and entertaining people, albeit in a non-traditional way.

Blah blah blah I could go on forever about all this boring sociological stuff regarding celebrity and spectacle and fame etc. What I really want to talk about is how this video is the perfect googly eyes video. It features 1) modified twisting, 2) crazy dancing with cat-scratchy paws moves, 3) a buttload of wacky outfit changes, 4) nonsensical onomatopoeia lyrics in the chorus, and 5) some very googly eyes.

Now, please discuss.

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  • 1. Betty  |  November 12, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Oh man, I’m glad you posted this. I saw it yesterday and it blew my mind. I love those terrifying cartoon eyes, and the Thriller-esque dancing when they crawl out of the coffins, and those goddamn Alexander McQueen shoes which no sane person could ever wear, so I’m very glad she did. Ugh. So good.

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  • 2. parkrangerolivia  |  November 13, 2009 at 12:09 am

    i am pretty sure redonk is on our banned words list, next to “safe” as a synonym for “cool”.

    my favorite part is where the crystals hang in mid-air around her. it reminds me of that popcorn scene in Big Fish. too bad ewan mcgregor couldn’t replace the fugly man with the gold jaw.

    also, can we talk about how insane that product placement was? hopefully music videos will do more of that if it means getting more $$ for alexander mcqueen shoes.

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  • 3. Jacki  |  November 13, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    …holy. crap. betty.

    Welp, I just found next year’s halloween outfit.

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  • 4. emmabear  |  November 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Don’t forget the polar bears. The video also has a polar bear outfit.

    …Perfect.

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  • 5. Tom  |  November 18, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Slate’s podcast today is all about the bad romance: http://www.slate.com/id/2234391/
    It’s pretty great.

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  • 6. Velefatne  |  November 21, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Fascinating! Just, fascinating!

    The main purpose of existence in this universe is to prevail and surpass all that has been. Gaga sets a new bar for existence that is simply far beyond its time. A break trough in possibility; reason, try, hope, change, prevalence that steps capability and most of all……… We……

    V

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  • 7. Carolyn Henry  |  December 11, 2009 at 2:43 am

    love her outfits!
    Lady Gaga’s a true genious once it comes to music and ‘fashion.’

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  • 8. Best Music Videos of 2009 « Googly Eyes  |  December 25, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    […] Lady Gaga, you know you already won best video of the year in our eyes. But with the kind of budget you were working with, we expected nothing less than spectacular, […]

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