There is no question that Lady Gaga is one of a kind, and her latest video release just proves it in spades once again. This video includes much Gaga-esque symbolism from a half-dead bird woman shot with an arrow to resurrections of Michael Jackson and Jesus.
Girl Under You – G.U.Y.
Lady Gaga’s newest video is really too long to be called a music video, it is more of an art film. The video, “G.U.Y – An ARTPOP Film,” debuted on March 22, 2014 on Gaga’s VEVO Channel. Lasting 11:46 minutes, the film is filled with wild dancing, symbolism, and the actual cast of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” singing in a Greek chorus.
Gaga features a medley of her music including “Artpop,” “Venus,” “Manicure” and “G.U.Y.” with rapidly changing scenes that fascinate throughout. It is hard to say exactly what Lady Gaga, who directed the film, is trying to say in it, but it is like watching an accident on the road, you just can’t take your eyes off of it.
Took six days to shoot
Lady Gaga looks better than ever throughout the film which took six days to shoot, featuring numerous costume changes, swimsuits and crazy hats. On the “Today Show” on March 21st, she said that it was “such a pleasure working” with the team and had a “really, really great time.”
She claims that her new album, “ARTPOP,” is about bringing art and music together in a creative and rebellious spirit. She is aiming to shock.
Subtle is not her style
Lady Gaga is not known for her subtlety. She is into epic showcases of art and music that are large budget, over-the-top videos similar to the style of legendary Michael Jackson. The new video, “G.U.Y. – An ARTPOP Film,” features cameo appearances by a wide variety of real people, and imaginary ones.
It is the longest Gaga video to date, put together in the style of a musical college of songs and visuals.
Gaga’s music video features
The film begins with a number of men in suits scrambling over money scattered on a dusty field.
When they clear away, Lady Gaga is seen, dressed as a bird creature with broken wings, lying in their fight pit, shot with an arrow. She struggles to reach a mansion (Hearst Castle).
With “Venus” playing, Gaga is revived, baptized in the pool and serenaded by a chorus of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Brandi Glanville, Yolanda Foster, Kim Richards, Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, and Carlton Gebbia – playing the harp, cello, guitar, and tambourine.
The song changes to “G.U.Y.” as Gaga leads various male dancers in routines. There are several in-between scenes going on including cloning, Gandhi, Michael Jackson, a virtual Gaga and a Lego-suited Gaga. The last scene ends with Lady Gaga wearing a metallic silver bustier and skirt for another dance number.
Credits for everyone
The film ends with four minutes of interesting credits shown to the music of “Manicure.” Lady Gaga credits every single person who worked on this film for “G.U.Y.,” from the gentleman who drove her wardrobe truck to the policemen on set.