Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Music Video: Lady GAGA - Alejandro

Check out one of my favourite artist's new music video. She has described the motion picture as an 'homoerotic military fantasy', Lady GAGA has done it again ! Surpassing her 'Telephone' video whilst paying homage to an early 1990's Madonna look the video is directed by Steven Klein, the fashion photographer who also worked with Madonna.
The video has several religious references and Ms. GAGA has commented on it saying "It's a celebration and an admiration of gay love and it confesses my envy of the courage and bravery they require to be together. In the video I'm pining for the love of my gay friends, but they just don't want me to be with them."
It has been report that the video was based on Madonna's Vogue music video and although this video bares some resemblance to it, the original inspiration from this movie was Steven Klein's previous work titled 'The Stephen Klein Academy' which was featured in W Magazine in August 2009. In the piece, Lara Stone the model is depicted as dominating shirtless men with bowl haircuts; the men later appear in suits and army uniforms. Lara Stone, like GaGa, is seen in various positions with the men, standing over them, clearly showing her dominance and control over the men. You can check out the photos from his previous piece at Homotography.

I personally love this video and YES I may be biased as I am quite an admirer of her musical persona, but this reminds me of the Michael Jackson era in which music videos were feature length pictures with real substance !

1 comment:

  1. sad...i didn't even know the video was out so thanks for posting...