When a :30 clip of strong>Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” videodebuted on the Larry King Live show last week, the artist formerly known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta promised everyone’s favorite suspender-clad senior citizen that the full-length video would sport a “homoerotic military theme.” While that’s certainly an apt description, Gaga’s latest epic contains so many taboo-goosing moments that her place as music’s reigning Queen of Controversy will be secure for months to come.
When Gaga isn’t busy sitting in a dilapidated, Edward Scissorhands-inspired castle watching a gaggle of shirtless men with haircuts by Moe Howard dance the lambada outside of her window, she takes a calculated swipe at the Catholic church by deepthroating rosary beads and wearing a Papal number that features an upside-down cross on her crotch (zing?). Not content with merely incensing religious groups, her passionate, S&M fueled makeout sesh with a dude sporting fishnets and high heels is sure to get Red Staters nine kinds of fired up. And oh, lest we forget, she also wears a bra outfitted with twin M16 machine guns while dancing with a crew of gents dressed not unlike the Gestapo! (And, dare we ask, what is that powdery white residue on the glass table in the video’s opening moments?)
Now, clearly, this isn’t the first time that Gaga has stoked the fires of controversy in her music videos. Nor, we hope, will it be her last. However, it’s clear to most anyone who watches the “Alejandro” video that Gaga has gone to new lengths to provoke her staunchest critics (including, apparently, Katy Perry!). The question to you, dear reader, is this: Do you think she’s finally gone too far? Or do you think that Gaga is just being Gaga by pushing everyone’s hot buttons? Weigh in below in our Comments section.
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