“This is the manifesto of mother monster,” says Lady Gaga at the beginning of her music video for “Born This Way“. In true Gaga fashion, she tells a story before her song actually begins. She tells the story of the birth of a new race within the race of humanity. A race without prejudice. Simultaneously another birth took place. The birth of evil. The music playing the background while she tells the story is epic. “How can I protect something so perfect without evil,” the mother monster asked herself. “It doesn’t matter if you love him, or capital Him…” And the song begins.
Gaga shows off the hot bod she was born with (minus the fake point parts protruding through her skin) in a skimpy bikini throughout a good majority of the video. I really enjoy the simplicity of that, interwoven with the story she was telling about the birth of the new race and the out of this world visuals used in those clips. I also loved with Willow Smith-inspired ponytail she whipped around during one clip with the guy we first saw in the Mugler fashion show where the remixed version of her song first debuted.
Watch the video below and let me know what you think and if you like it better that Britney’s Hold It Against Me music video. I have to ask, since they’re essentially going head to head this spring.