So, if you were unaware, Gayle is a HUGE Lady Gaga fan. For lots of reasons! Some of which may be another post! But Gaga's newest video for "Alejandro" just dropped today. And it is: interesting! It is essentially a Madonna video, with way more gender-queering. Which is ok, because I have always loved Madonna's video for "Express Yourself," because it is ridiculously sexy.
But, gentle Readers, thoughts? About the war imagery, the police force, the use of religious iconogaphy, the fucking with gender? Is there meaning here, or just a parade of Madonna tribute-type scenes? Also, regardless of meaning, do you just like it or dislike it? This is, after all, a very pretty piece of film-making, and I'll have to watch this video like 4 more times before I get over looking at all the outfits and cinematography and various other aesthetic distractions before I can pay ANY attention to the meaning of the cross taped over Lady Gaga's crotch (I think? That's what's going on, right?).
This is NSFW! Obviously! (Also, if you are in another country and can't watch the video, where can I link so you can? Let me know! Or drop the link in comments for others. Thanks).