The first thing I did when I came into the office today was go online and see that Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory” video came out last night, so I decided to check it out. I don’t really want to make a tradition out of commenting on every single Gaga video but I feel obligated to say something about this one – it’s really boring.
I’m already half asleep at 9:00 in the morning and this video nearly had me with my head on my desk. It’s just three minutes of Gaga gyrating around a movie-set city block in a bizarro dominatrix-meets-biker-chick outfit and bad hair. It’s more than a little reminiscent of the Michael Jackson and (surprise, surprise) Madonna videos of the 80’s. And then there’s the rando saxophone player sitting on a stoop making an already terrible song even worse.
I get that maybe she is trying to do something different by toning it down and making it more about the song than an elaborate video. And I can sort of see how running around the city and climbing fire escapes portrays the feeling of being on the ‘edge of glory.’ But can’t she at least look pretty while she does it and not touch herself so much?
In conclusion, if I could do my morning over again I would not start it by watching this video.
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