The video for "Bad Romance," the first single from Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster, the re-release of her debut album The Fame packed with eight new tracks and due out on November 24, debuted today and it's nothing short of fan-fucking-tastic. Since arriving on the scene a little over a year ago, Gaga has been known for her berserkly spectacle-acular fashion, videos, and performances and "Bad Romance" proves that while some naysayers think her initial success was a fluke, she apparently always has more to give, push, and/or peddle and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
The pop star recently told MTV, "there’s this one shot in the video where I get kidnapped by supermodels... I’m washing away my sins and they shove vodka down my throat to drug me up before they sell me off to the Russian mafia,” but that's only the beginning. With Gaga as the queen leading her colony of white vinyl humanoids through a variation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance routine, a pink-tressed Gaga with giant anime eyes, a polar bearskin rug worn as a cape (among 48,532 other costume changes), and the return of her famous flame-throwing bra from her Much Music Awards performance (this time used for a much more nefarious purpose than merely entertaining her fans), the video left me wanting a cigarette, a shower, a nap, and another 18 hours of footage.
To see our '50s B horror movie–inspired photo shoot with Gaga from our September issue, click here.
To read our September Lady Gaga cover story, click here.
-- NOAH MICHELSON
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