Lady GaGa's new 'Paparazzi' video/mini-movie: We have no words

We lied! We have some words.

Though "LoveGame" is the track officially slated to follow previous no. 1s "Just Dance" and "Poker Face" on the charts, GaGa’s nearly 8-minute long, semi-NSFW epic for "Paparazzi" gives us even more of the next-level cuckoo we’ve come to expect from the girl born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. (At one point in the clip, she even dons the very same metal cyborg leotard from George Michael’s “Too Funky” video!)

The Jonas Akerlund-directed opus, currently being streamed on a GaGa fansite, doesn’t get to the song (which, admittedly, is pretty damn catchy) until the 2:27 mark. What begins with our Lady rolling around with her handsome fellow (True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård) in a luxurious mansion (while speaking Italian? German? Help!) leads to him throwing her off the balcony. You know, your basic boy-girl shenanigans.

Cue song, and a dance sequence with a severely injured GaGa in a neck brace, wheel chair (with jazz hands!), and crutches. Apparently for GaGa, crippled is the new couture. But the madness doesn’t end there. Why, there’s still time for a montage of other dead fame-seekers (think Britney Spears’ "I’m so mad at the paparazzi! And Stephen Dorff!" vid for "Everytime" but way more dramatic) and a hot-and-heavy session on a couch with the Swedish triplets from Daisy of Love.

We won’t ruin the rest until you’ve seen it, but what do you think Music Mixers? Does La GaGa get points for executing such a high-concept project, or is it too tasteless for you? Should she make "Paparazzi" her next single? Did you just re-watch it for the tenth time, too?

UPDATE: Apparently, Gaga is none too happy that the clip — officially slated to premiere in the U.K. next Thursday — has made its way to numerous gossip and fan sites. To quote from her Twitter: "Stop leaking my mother—-ing videos."
 

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  • hanna

    First fell in love with this song last year thanks to Gossip Girl using it for a steamy scene with Serena & Nate. Definitely should be her next single, Lovegame’s too repetitive of her first two songs. The video is totes wierdsville though…

  • Winston Mize

    Lady Gaga is good, but she’s not great, this video is interesting, but i’ve seen better, her album is good, but i’ve heard better, she’s not someone i ache to listen to….

  • Susanne

    That would be “while speaking Swedish”.

  • miss mary

    she is truly a legend in her own mind.

  • AS Fan

    They are speaking Swedish.
    His name is Alexander Skarsgard. You left off the ‘G’ in his last name.
    BTW his name is also misspelled in the video as “SkarsKard”

  • Vicky

    “Paparazzi” is my favorite song off her album. The video is weird, but I wouldn’t expect anything else from her.

  • Lacey

    Fierce! Loves it

  • Dan

    Her music could not be any more unoriginal – I just don’t get it.

  • Dan

    Her music could not be any more unoriginal – I just don’t get it.

  • Dan

    Her music could not be any more unoriginal – I just don’t get it.

  • DanBoston

    Are those 3 blonde guys she is making out with those rejects from Daisy of Love?

    • GG

      yeah they are. they’re cool guys, btw, spent a couple of days with them in hollywood :)

  • Tori

    People actually like this crap?

  • TJ

    Wow. She thinks she’s way more talented than she actually is. This video is lame and the song is even worse.
    If you want to see real musicians who are pushing the boundaries check out a band called Fair to Midland. They rock.

    • GAGAboy

      yeah… people F#ING LOVE THAT CRAP… she’s the best damn thing since Madonna…hell, she’s way better than Madonna. Lady Gaga is here to stay. DEAL WITH IT. xxx

  • Phil

    I don’t think its that she takes herself way too seriously, its just that GaGa is more about the art of the project..the work that went into the video, and unlike some artists, she gets more worried when the clips leak because not only is it not part of her plan, but she is in some ways, ‘not ready to unveil her art for the world to see yet’. HOWEVER, with that being said, she is on Interscope, which if you recall, 50 Cent had a problem with them when they leaked his video with Robin Thicke, when his track with Justin was just starting to take off. GaGa garces the cover of this week’s Rollingstone Hot Issue, and it doesn’t surprise me that Interscope would leak this 8 minute video to keep her name in the news blogs. Also, a year ago at this time, the only coverage she was getting was on the gay cable network, Logo, so its nice to see she’s arrived as an artist and that people actually care to plug her work now, whether you care for it or not!

  • Phil

    Oh, and unless Alexander Skarsgard is joinging up the cast of TRUE BLOOD this upcoming season, you had the right cable network in HBO, but he was in last summer’s GENERATION KILL.

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