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.
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, Yolanda Foster, Kim Richards, and Carlton Gebbia – playing the harp, cello, guitar, and tambourine. Brandi Glanville and Joyce Giraud are conspicuously absent from the video and rumors swirled they had been banned by Mother Monster herself.
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.
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.
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.