“Born This Way” Video: Mission Accomplished

Lady Gaga’s videos are often quite good. “Bad Romance” was undeniably one of the finest pop videos of the last ten years, and “Poker Face” and “Just Dance” are also quality clips. (On the other hand, I wasn’t too impressed by the self-indulgent “Telephone” or “Paparazzi,” and “Alejandro” left me cold.)

I just arrived home from college, and after being greeted by the much more exciting news that Britney Spears’ second single (presumably “Till the World Ends”) is going to drop next week — three weeks in advance of the album — I went to the “Born This Way” video.

I can only hope that Lady Gaga’s ambition was to look like death incarnate in this video, because she looks like a Holocaust victim. It doesn’t quite match her stated goals in crafting the video, which were, as is typical for her, delusional:

“It’s the story about the birth of a new race,” the pop star told DJ Greg James. “A race that bears no prejudice and a race that’s primary sort of ambition in life is to inspire unity and togetherness.”

Um, right. Good luck with that. Anyway — I’m going to disregard the laughably self-indulgent first two minutes and just discuss the section that accompanies the actual song.

Like Britney Spears nowadays, Lady Gaga cannot keep up with her dancers, so like the “Hold It Against Me” video, “Born This Way” is awash in provocative imagery. Lady Gaga is not beautiful, so the gimmickry is doubly important in her videos. Fortunately for her, the gimmickry tends to work: it is arresting and definitely evokes the feelings of uneasiness she’s aiming for — and will surely whip up a new storm of controversy.

Yet, it feels manufactured; like the “Telephone” video, it feels specifically crafted to whip up headlines. Any artistic value found in the video is necessarily subordinated to the shock-value stunts. While this has its utility, Lady Gaga’s career increasingly feels like it’s a successive set of attempts to one-up herself: “What will she do next?” the public asks: She dresses in meat! She encases herself in an egg! Now she starves herself and dresses up like a corpse! (If Lady Gaga really wanted to shock the world, she’d dance in a white t-shirt and blue jeans.) It’s possible to push the envelope and still put together something cohesive (see: Britney Spears’ 2001 VMA performance), but Lady Gaga’s career is degenerating into a series of stunts. This obviously keeps her relevant, but it makes her status as a potential future icon troubling. Behind the stunts, there’s no ‘there’ there: the song is just not very good. The production is dated, the melody is plagiarized, and the lyrics are trite — which was all reflected in the mixed reviews, most of which focused on the “Express Yourself” controversy. (Not a good way to roll out the “anthem for our generation.”)

Honestly, what is there to say? How can I even begin review this video? It accomplished its purpose: people will be talking about Lady Gaga for another week. She remains in the spotlight. The artistic merits of the video are a secondary concern. She pulled another stunt, and it worked. I hope she’s comfortable with the cost of that.

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79 Comments

  1. Princess
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I did like the video, to be honest. It was very creative and sci-fi. The only part I didn’t like was the Unicorn at the beginning, because Ke$ha had Unicorns in her Blow video and even though Gaga started the Unicorn theme first(She had one on the jacket in that photo she posted on Twitter like, ages before Blow even came out) people are going to start with the who copied who crap again. Someone on Exhale said she copied Ke$ha with the Unicorn thing and that pissed me off. I’m no Gaga fan but it annoys me how people hate on her when half of them don’t have the slightest idea who she is. And then there are the idiots on Exhale who use every oppurtunity to put her down, and then they deny it when they get proven wrong.

    • KPLG
      Posted February 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

      The thing that annoys me is how they only seem to care about dancing in a Music Artist. Apparently they hate Lady Gaga and Katy Perry because they ”can’t dance”. Seriously? The last time I checked they were SINGERS, not DANCERS. In the wise(but probably drunken) words of Ke$ha herself: ”If you’re a singer you should sing, and if you’re a dancer you should dance.”

  2. Lashed Eyelids
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The meaning of the video:
    In the beginning, an upside down Triangle is shown on the screen. Upside Down Triangles were often used to mark Gay Jews from Straight Jews during the Holocaust.
    Then we see Gaga’s face looking very alien like and scary. This represents what her haters see when they look at her, something odd, weird and ugly.
    The camera twists down and we literally see another side of Gaga. She raises her head and she looks more angelic and attractive than the side her haters see. Like some Earth Goddess.
    Gaga begins to talk about a goverment or organisation in space, which actually represent her ”Little Monsters”. She speaks of a new race without prejudice or judgement, and again, she is talking about her fans and how they form almost an entirely different species. ”Born This Way” is the birth of this species.
    The birth of the New Race begins, and the members of the race are shown looking very unparallel to the norm, and alienlike as Gaga was earlier. This shows how society will view them as nothing more than ugly freaks.
    A lot of people have said Gaga looks ugly in the video, and this is only proving her point. She doesn’t WANT to look pretty in the video.
    We then see a darker, more ”Fame Monster” side of Gaga. She gives birth to a gun, representing War. Gaga’s VO: ”You might think it would be instantly and unwaveringly easy to gravitate towards good.” Gaga is talking about how us as Humans naturally desire destruction and domination over others.
    One of the evil creatures shows a Devil Tattoo on his back, representing the evil ”Fame Monster” Gaga brings compared to ”Mother Monster”, her good side.
    Gaga then says ”How can I protect something so perfect…without evil?”
    She means that you cannot have good without evil, love without hate, peace with war, etc. They need eachother to survive.
    The screen changes to a group of people kneeling on the floor, probably representing people’s total submission to society.
    I can’t figure out what the stuff that happens after that means.

  3. Have Sex With Me Gaga
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gaga=…beautiful…sexy…bitch…anus….Goddess…

  4. Die Shitney
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You go on Exhale? Why would anyone want to go to that cesspool of a site? LOL

    Today’s Fun Fact!

    Britney Spears’ ‘In The Zone’, ‘Blackout’ and ‘Circus’ studio albums together have sold 10,091,000 copies World Wide, while Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame’ & ‘The Fame Monster’ together have sold 12,000,000 World Wide to date!

    They said ‘Teenage Dream’ would sell 700,000 copies the 1st week, but it only sold 192,000 copies the 1st week. I’m NOT buying ‘Femme Fatale’! What if it flops like Katy’s album?
    DIE SHITNEY!

    • RedButterflyTears
      Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

      they banned me from that site, my IP too
      but i can still go on using a proxy, i just cant go on…fuckheads banning me for saying our mother monster gonne kill britney spears

    • BritBrit lover
      Posted March 1, 2011 at 10:42 am | Permalink | Reply

      Well Brintey’s first two albums sold a combined 45 million albums. And all lady gag me with a spoon sold was 12 million? sounds like a disappointing number to me 😦 Lady faghag sucks just deal with it she will never hold a flame to GODNEY!!!

      • ShitShitlover
        Posted March 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

        HAHA!!
        Are you comparing BOMT and TFM?

        BOMT has came out on 1999

        and TFM came out on 2009

        everyone started download since 2003~4
        and not buying albums
        AND IF LADYGAGA’S THE FAME HAS CAME OUT ON 1999, IT MUST HAVE BEEN SOLD OVER 30MILLION BITCH!! LOL

      • BritBrit lover
        Posted March 2, 2011 at 10:29 am | Permalink | Reply

        If lady gaga came out in 1999 she wouldn’t have had a second album

  5. Trojan Horse
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The fight between Britney and Gaga is electrifying- but Gaga has the best ass, so she wins.

  6. Tampon Face
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    No1curr tampon face

  7. Frances
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Are these your Youtube accounts?
    Youtube.com/user/LadyFlopga
    Youtube.com/user/LadyPigga
    Youtube.com/user/LadyShitga
    Youtube.com/user/LadyWhoreGa
    Youtube.com/user/TrannyGaGa666
    Youtube.com/user/SheMaleGaga
    Youtube.com/user/TrannyGagGag
    Youtube.com/user/UglyTrannyGaga
    Oh.My.God. You need a life, Mister.

    • Rennes
      Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I think this is his Youtube account:
      http://www.youtube.com/user/lostpainting4
      And he claims to not be a hater? ”Flippin’ Flopga stans off”? What the fuck?

      • Little Monster
        Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

        LMAO
        Check out this one:

        A) Alex Knepper, you can’t sing. Yes, you autotuned your voice but beyond the autotune it’s clear you’re a really, really crappy singer. Hmmmm….just like your idol.

        ^ Gaga’s singing.
        And Britney’s singing…
        Ooopsie! There isn’t any evidence of her singing. Why? Because Britney lipsyncs.
        Unlikely this is true, but this is some evidence of Britney’s VERY bad singing.

      • Posted February 28, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

        Oh dear; apparently I’m not allowed to joke around.

  8. Gaga Rules
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Check out Gaga’s fantastic performances:







    LMAO FUCK YOU CRAPNEY SHITNEY PIGNEY
    SHITNEY CANT FUCKING SING SO HOW IS SHE THE QUEEN OF POP

    • Piano Gurl
      Posted February 28, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Britney can’t perform like that. Gaga is the Madonna of this generation. It’s true and you know it.

      • LadyBritBrit
        Posted March 1, 2011 at 2:48 am | Permalink | Reply

        Because she’s doing EVERY SINGLE FCUKING THING MADONNA DID TWENTY YEARS AGO (With a modern twist)
        LMAO, at least Britney wrote her own pathway and actually suffered to get to her iconic status.
        Unlike:
        Gimmick, Gimmick, Gimmick, Valid song, Valid Song, AMAZING SONG, Nothing Song, GIMMICK, Gimmick, USING MINORITY GROUP…GIMMICK, DIRECT RIP OFF OF THREE SONG, GIMMICK!

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Tell me, where did you get these magnificent video clips? 🙂

  9. Hello Kitty
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The video is a piece of what Gaga wants…no more rejections to those who others think are different, no privileges, we have the compromise to love others in the way they are as Gaga says: No matter gay, straight, bi, lesbian, transgendered, black, white, beige, orient made we all deserve respect, Thank you Stefani (Lady Gaga) for your song and voice. God bless you

  10. CCCC
    Posted February 28, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    wow..are you fucking joking? is anyone about tired of lady gaga fans saying “listen to her acoustics, she has talent!” and holy hell, why the are you all so bothered with Britney Spears? I am not a fan of either of them, but you all look like jackasses with no merit. At least this Alex dude can very, very, very well back up his stuff, while you are just telling the # of albums sold, because we all know that numbers = talent, right? thats why Diana Ross, James brown and Stevie Wonder have sold so much less, because they are shit compared to gaga right? oh, and didn’t Justin Bieber have almost as many youtbue videos as gaga, and didn’t eminem just surpass her on facebook ‘likes’? according to you all, justin bieber is a whiny baby, and Eminem doesn’t seem to play instruments or sing, so he is much less deserving of fame, right? Now I could care less about all these numbers but that kind of undermines all your lame arguments that someone is better because they sold more albums.
    stop comparing lady gaga to other pop starts to try and prove a point, because frankly, your ENTIRELY missing the point. this is not a comparison of gaga to others, we realize she can play piano and sing, even though about 3757545903 people can play piano, and also the lyrics that she actually does with her singing suck, frankly. this is showing that gaga takes herself way to seriously, and is a delusional pop singer who is *really* nothing great. if you all say she is so great, why only compare her to Britney and Kesha? why not James Brown, my personal fav? hell, James Brown, critically, wasn’t considered a good singer, but he invented FUNK. His music will live on forever and he is a legend. so this ‘she can sing and play piano’ crap really needs more depth. how about what shes singing, how she sings, how she presents herself, because she comes off as a super pretentious “arty spice” as Joanna Newsom said, which just sums her up 100% perfect.
    I mean, I have seen COUNTLESS times this Alex guy talk about how he realizes Britney is just another pop star, and then go onto to say (like in his essay) why gaga is also average. have you all even read the essay? but for some reason you all keep comparing them. I think it’s because it’s the only way to make you feel like you’ve ‘won’ the argument.
    i’m jsut saying every single EVERY SINGLE gaga fan says “she has taltne. she wears costumes, can sing life, and plays piano” as if that DOES ANYTHING TO MY OPINON- IT DOES NOT. if this is how easy it is to be considered talent today, just..wow.

    • Monster In The Dark
      Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:05 am | Permalink | Reply

      Fuck off and die of Cancer, cunt. People like you are the scum of the Earth. You twist repressed people into believing your filthy lies. You turn them away from the one person who can help them.

      • Do It Like A Monster
        Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:22 am | Permalink | Reply

        Nobody deserves Cancer…
        Btw Excuse my bad english, I’m Russian

      • LadyBritBrit
        Posted March 1, 2011 at 2:38 am | Permalink | Reply

        Wishing someon death of Cancer is an easy way to lose Gaga fans.
        LMAO.
        Monstertards. 😛

      • BritBrit lover
        Posted March 1, 2011 at 10:49 am | Permalink | Reply

        Your comment just solidified the guys point! Gaga fans never back up their arguments with facts and when someone makes a very valid point against her, one which can not be rebutted, you turn to insulting the person. and doesnt your mother monster preach about loving each other? cuz the last time i checked telling someone to die of cancer isn’t love its hatred.

      • CCCC
        Posted March 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

        i’m scum of the Earth, really? Please elaborate, since your not going to address anything I said in my 3 paragraph little write-up, surely you can at least elaborate why I am ‘scum of the earth”, right? Or wait…maybe you were just getting angry, and, letting the anger get the better of you while you sit behind your keyboard, lash out at anything you don’t agree with. You see, I am aware that would never work, I actually try and prove Gaga is nothing great, and so does this Alex guy, maybe you should read his essay. Plenty of references to what gaga has said and done in there. see; thats how you prove a point- you use quotes and sources, not tell people they are scum and hope they die of cancer. (which is pretty damn hypocritical.)
        you are aware, like the other comment said, you are proving my point exactly? instead of a reply with depth, you just cuss me out. alright- very enlightening.

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

      It is indeed true that the depth of square root 69.Gaga is indepth.

  11. Posted February 28, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Where did all of these Little Critters come from?

    Nowhere have I denied that:

    (a) Lady Gaga can sing,
    (b) Lady Gaga sells a lot of albums,
    (c) Lady Gaga is perhaps the biggest female star in the world right now,
    (d) Lady Gaga is a good performer.

    So I’m not exactly sure what you people are arguing with.

    But a lot of these posts are actually attacks on me, which proves a point I made yesterday in the comments section: when you insult Britney, Britney stans come after you to argue about Britney. When you insult Gaga, you end up getting dragged into an argument about whether you’re an evil person or not.

    And these people wonder why Little Monsters are the most hated stan group.

    • I luv Gaga
      Posted February 28, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

      ASSHOLE KNEPPER! GAGA WILL BEAT CRAPNEY ALWAYS.

  12. Do It Like A Monster
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:21 am | Permalink | Reply

    Gaga’s message is one of Unity and Love for all. True Little Monsters would accept all Artists and their fans. I read your essay and I can see your point, and I saw the insults people are giving you…I’m sorry, real Little Monsters would not act like that

  13. Gaga is gonna kill Shitney
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:25 am | Permalink | Reply

    GAGA WILL KILL SHITNEY
    RIP SHITNEY

  14. Gaga is gonna kill Shitney
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:26 am | Permalink | Reply

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  15. Gaga is gonna kill Shitney
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY RIP SHITNEY [etc, edited – AK]

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Ok, you want to kill Shitney
      I won’t help you decieve 🙂

  16. Interested To Be LM
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:39 am | Permalink | Reply

    I want to join the Monster cult. Where do I sign up? 😉
    No but seriously, I would actually become a Little Monster if I could. They actually seem to happy when they’re together or talking about Gaga on Twitter and YT…I just don’t know how to ”get in” if you know what I mean? They might not want me because I like Britney and Ke$ha and whatnot.

    • Tiana(Minion Of Gaga)
      Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:45 am | Permalink | Reply

      You don’t join the Little Monsters, you are a Little Monster. If you wish to find your Freedom, your part in Gaga through any way that you can, do so without limits. There is no Monster cult. We are not an Organization, Occultic or Religious otherwise. Little Monsters and Mother Monster. It’s all a play on words, it’s an inside joke, it’s a random way to be and not be a part of something.

      • Interested To Be LM
        Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:51 am | Permalink | Reply

        Is there an age limit? xD

      • Posted March 1, 2011 at 1:25 am | Permalink | Reply

        If it’s all a gigantic, ironic joke, 98% of Monsters (as well as Lady Gaga) are not in on it.

  17. Tiana(Minion Of Gaga)
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:57 am | Permalink | Reply

    Interested To Be LM, there is no age limit, personality limit, appearance limit, height limit, religion limit, or orientation limit. There are no limits with Mother Monster. We are, in a way, a support group. Let’s put it simple, if you are a Little Monster you will be accepted.

  18. Tiana(Minion Of Gaga)
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 1:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    Blog spamming is the top symptom of a dinosaur egg brain. A baby dinosaur.
    I would tell you how the breaking of the egg is induced, but Gaga doesn’t want spurnmouths.

  19. Tiana(Minion Of Gaga)
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 1:40 am | Permalink | Reply

    The ”joke” is not organized or set out. No one is ”in on it”. It’s completely and utterly unplanned. People fall in and out at any given time. Little Monsters have no ideology or fixed persona. Contrary to popular belief, we are each completely individual.

  20. LadyBritBrit
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 2:36 am | Permalink | Reply

    LMAO.
    The integrity of Gaga fans in my eyes shrunk all the way down again, to nought. RE; RIP SHITNEY X 400 shit up there.
    I mean. Don’t you have actual arguements about why Britney sucks, because I’ve got:
    Everybody who’s ever worked with her statements
    her own statements.
    Classical vocals from when she was young
    You Oughta Know (LIVE AT CIRCUS)/Everytime (LIVe AT CIRCUS)
    The Circus Tour/THE M+M’s Tour Existance and the Sydney gigs where she was into it. No matter what the hater-fans say.
    12 years of pure hit making world changing music.
    Hold It Against Me setting the record BTW cheatedly broke.
    FEMME FATALE and the thousands of plays it’s samples and snippets have gotten over the last couple of weeks.
    and so so much more.

    Monsters are dumb and trolled and will move on from her the second a better artists comes along. FACT!…that’ why Christina Aguilera’s career is dead right now, and every other SUPER TALANTED bitch before her died too.

  21. CheriCheri
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 5:10 am | Permalink | Reply

    @Alex Knepper

    What are those Little Goblins doing here?? o_O

    @Little Shitters

    We can like each artist we want, if we don’t like Gaga, don’t come crying like poor babies! Seriously What is the meaning on coming trolling a website anti-gaga with videos and cries? an intelligent person, wouldn’t do something so meaningless huh! We love Britney no matter what you say, no matter how you describe the “sense” of Gaga’s videos, no matter how you are jealous about the power of Brintey because she has lots of fans everywhere in the world who prefer her at that your Gaga… no matter what… because you are Little Gobelins and a Gobelins is just a sheep without brain. You don’t respect Britney’s fan, I don’t respect you.
    I wish lots of love to the herd of Little Gobelins, now you can buy the shit that Gaga has made for ya! The best of album of the year isn’t it? the best hymne ever, right? HAHAHA !

  22. The Fame Goes Monster ;)
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t like Britney much, but if she’s who you guys like then I won’t try to stop you. I love Gaga and you love Britney, it’s unchangeable.

  23. Online stan/fan Critic
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Britney Spears fans win in the stanning and insult department. But in the delusional department, where the BIGGEST, MOST WRETCHEDLY DENYING PEOPLE dewell, the ruler of that department is most certainly Lady Gaga fans.

  24. B-B-Bana
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink | Reply

    To all you Britney fans in the world:
    Sure, she IS the Queen of Pop. But she is only YOUR Queen of Pop.Not the Music industry’s. No one really takes her serious in music, guys just like her because they can oogle over her body. She can sell 2,000000 copies of her crap with a few dance steps and dubstep tunes. Just throw in the bleach blonde hair and daisy dukes and wala!
    Katy Perry fans think Katy is the Queen of Pop(Hilarious, I know)
    Lady Gaga fans think Gaga is the Queen of Pop(Likely candinate, but she is nowhere near the status of Madge yet)
    Madonna fans think Madonna is the Queen of Pop(Rightfully so)

  25. Flip House
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Hold It Against Me= Gayest song of the year, Britney make your own damn music, quit trying to copy dubstep and trance. You fucking lose at life. You shaved your damn head for attention, just do another quick lipsync tour and take your millions, shove it up your ass, and take a vacation, no one wants to hear you sing anymore

  26. Gaga Is God
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Our Mother Monster, who art in heaven,
    Monstrous be thy name.
    Thy Fame will come,
    Thy will be done
    on Exhale as it is at the Monster Ball
    Give us this day our daily Meat
    And forgive the Britney fans of their sins,
    As we forgive those who troll GagaDaily
    And lead us not into treason against the Monster creed,
    But deliver these sinners back to the Monster Kingdom
    and return Christina Aguilera to the Hellish dungeons
    For thine is the Disco, the Poker Face and the Little Monsters. For ever and ever. Amen.

    • Posted March 2, 2011 at 4:40 am | Permalink | Reply

      Our Godney,
      Who Art In L.A.
      Hallowed by Thy Name
      Thy #1s Come
      Thy Will Be Done
      On the Charts as it is on Exhale
      Give us this day our daily pics
      And forgive us our bitching about promo
      As we forgive the Monsters who troll the board
      And lead us not into Floptina
      And deliver us from Flopga
      For thine are the hits
      Forever and ever
      Amen

      • Little Monster Regina
        Posted March 2, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

        You should write some songs for Britney, she would have them 🙂 So many talents are wated on futile college efforts in this world

  27. The Infinite Birth
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This moment in life is not Temporal. It is Eternal.
    You will not stop us. The birth is unstoppable. We will not attempt to reason, insult, punish, alliance, hate, love, or associate with you in any way. We will give you only these words:
    We are spreading. We are Everywhere; you cannot escape us. We are the woman who sat opposite you on the bus this morning with shopping bags. We are your neighbour playing X-Box in her bedroom right now. We are the Man unloading his car two blocks away from your house. We are underground. We are seperate. We are pushed away, we are laughed at. We are ridiculed. Your page is merely another attempt to repress us. Your blog is Repression in disguise.
    We will not sugarcoat it. But, as a final farewell to this blog, let it be said:
    The Monsters are coming, so you’d better run.

    • CCCC
      Posted March 1, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

      If you call this blog “merely another attempt to repress us. Your blog is Repression in disguise.” …so ANYTHING that has a legit argument against Gaga is repressing you? oh please, stop victimizing yourself. This is why people can’t take Gaga fans seriously, your the most irrational bunch.

  28. ShitShitlover
    Posted March 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I hate britney

    because britney’s fans hate Gaga

  29. Mia
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:17 am | Permalink | Reply

    The beginning is based on Vertigo, and a movie called Metropolis. The end is based on Madonna and Michael Jackson. The butterflies during birth represent the Illuminati, how she feels pop has controlled the listeners, but she is one of those people controlled because of its influence to her. To the Gaga Haters, us Little Monsters could fight back and be mean, but that’s not our race does. We love. Love & Art. 12/18/1974 ❤

  30. Wannabe
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:35 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’m interested in joining the Monsters too…I want to run away and join a group of Little Monsters. I want to learn the Monster violin and to read the Gaga Tarot and harness the Goddess Gaga’s magic and spirituality.

    What is the best way to meet and run away with some real LM’s?

    • Larry
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:40 am | Permalink | Reply

      You are speaking of flights of fantasy here. For you have a certain picture set in your mind as to how this would be. But, believe me: it is not what you have pictured in your mind.
      First of all… there are a number of Little Monster ‘groups’ and clans all forming and operating in secret… most of which are extremely closed to any outsiders venturing in on any level at all beyond the position of onlooker. So, your chances of even being accepted by any of those people is slim to none….
      Then, there is the fact that most of them live a very peculiar life style, opting to be at the very fringes of society, and they feed on eccentricness. A good deal of the time they live very close to the outcast line. They tend to feel that the closed social interaction in which they live is worth the freedom of seperation from the discrimination of society and they like to keep it that way.

      • Posted March 2, 2011 at 4:37 am | Permalink | Reply

        What is more delusional: the idea that Lady Gaga represents true eccentricity, or the idea that anyone whose favorite singer is the most popular pop star in the world “lives life very close to the outcast line”?

        Kid, you have no fucking idea what it’s like to live “close to the outcast line.” (For that matter, neither do I.)

    • HeedMeh
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:43 am | Permalink | Reply

      Start an enourmous long and drawn out stan fight on You Tube between Christina Aguilera and Kerli fans, or an action of that sort. One of the Gaga worshippers AKA Little Monsters will pick you up.

      • Medulla aka Morrigan
        Posted March 2, 2011 at 7:44 am | Permalink | Reply

        I’m glad you mentioned Kerli. Her style and video from 2007/2008 are almost identical to what Gaga then did a year or two later in 2009/2010. Kerli even established her Moonchild Academy (which is all about integrity, love and unity- the emblem for the group even has “ILU” on it) -over 4 years ago-. Kerli came first in this sense of creating a fanclub which then became a community for anyone who felt different and outcast, but not many gaga fans want to acknowledge that. Not to mention gaga’s “similarities” in 2008/2009 to what latex model and artist Miss Mosh on DeviantArt was doing back in 2007.

      • Medulla aka Morrigan
        Posted March 2, 2011 at 7:54 am | Permalink | Reply

        By the way, I don’t subscribe in any way to Kerli’s Moonchild Academy. Kerli originally created it 4 years ago as a group for “Indigo children” (a term applied by a new-ager to describe highly sensitive, psychically-inclined people who supposedly were born with indigo-colored auras), which I found highly dubious, but she did admit later that there has been no evidence for the existence of indigo people. I just wanted to point out that a young blonde pop star created a fanbase/community for people who felt different years before gaga did. And Kerli had the balls to admit that there is no evidence for indigo people and that her group is more about general acceptance now. Wanna hear something funny? “Indigo children” were deemed to be a next step in human psychological/psychic evolution—almost like a new race within humanity! Sound familiar??

  31. StopTheHate
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:49 am | Permalink | Reply

    These fanbase fights crap needs to stop…Britney fans are happy because of HIAM and FF, and Gaga fans are happy because of BTW…can’t we all just get along and not hurt eachother?

    • Jemima
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:54 am | Permalink | Reply

      Every Fanbase and celebrity has generally been trashtalked by now. They fight with people from their OWN fanbase AND other fanbases. Some of the things they say to each other online is almost unforgivable and inhumane, very much. Still, for those selfish bastards, it’s a commodity.

      I have been cyberbullied a lot before and it enrages me how people put others down, especially celebrities out of sheer jealousy, to make themselves feel better.

      I think that human beings are the most evil, selfish and warped creatures on this God forsaken planet. I’ll just keep on trucking until I reach my expiration date.

  32. BB
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:57 am | Permalink | Reply

    It all started when i was a boy, my dad wouldn’t buy me a pony. I started up with a phobia of ponies, but soon moved on to paperweights. I wanted to be free, i wanted… A PONY!!!!!! So i killed my dad, cursed a frog, bought a pony and was free – or so i thought. The next step inh my enlightening journy was to become a gypsy. How was i going to do this? With a lot of respect and admiration from from you ‘Windrunner Spiritdragon’ and you ‘Boswell the Gypsy’. I admire your skills of stamps, and respect your gypsy ways. Thankyou so much, can i haves some moneh??… BRUU

  33. Medulla aka Morrigan
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 7:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Why do fans of a celebrity nowadays have to become “minions” or “little monsters” like acolytes in a church or Scientology storefront or atheist fundraiser? Why can’t people just say they like to listen to a particular music group or singer, and then get on with their own lives, forge their own paths and —leave other people who don’t like said music group/singer/celebrity alone— instead of frantically marketing their chosen celebrity like unpaid PR reps? Those who were bullied and scream that people who dont like Gaga are “hate filled and cloze-minded pieces of crap and omg you must hate teh gayz!” are perpetuating the very same mode of intimidation and threats that bullies do because the mantra of bullying is: “you dont look, think, act or believe like I do so therefore you’re bad and must be labeled, punished, shunned and ignored!”. People who don’t subscribe to Gaga’s brand (and I emphasize -brand-) of personality are ridiculed and deemed undesirable– news flash! that’s bullying! I never understood trying to convert people into subscribing to a set of beliefs propounded by a millionaire celebrity (or religious or anti-religious group for that matter). If I want to speak about a cause or community, I will speak for myself; I cannot speak FOR the cause or community because those terms are abstract group classifications and while I believe in a philosophical sense that we are all part of somthing greater than ourselves, I cannot claim to know the thoughts, feelings and intimations of others, let alone a group. I just don’t understand the hive mentality; I know that it is extremely powerful and offers a false sense of security and validity, but if you’re not thinking for yourself, who is??

    • CheriCheri
      Posted March 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

      “”Why do fans of a celebrity nowadays have to become “minions” or “little monsters” like acolytes in a church or Scientology storefront or atheist fundraiser?””

      Because they have no life, they are masochist, they are alone, so they need to be connected by the energy of an alien coming from the moon with a meat dress, so they can always think the same thing like robots (maybe it is too hard to use a brain):
      “Love Gaga! Buy Gaga! Kill the rest! Love Gaga! Buy Gaga!Kill the rest! “==> total harmony.

      Their paranoia proof that they will maybe become like Tom Cruise: totally controlled and strange:

      It’s the power of Mother Monster, it’s the power of the Mother Sheeps. God protect them.

      Seriously It is a fact that lots of gaga’s fans are manipulated. They have a very agressive behaviour against others singers for nothing, it is like they have no brain :s

  34. Medulla aka Morrigan
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 7:21 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Alex, I finally emailed you! Please read it! 🙂

  35. Medulla aka Morrigan
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 7:30 am | Permalink | Reply

    Some of these comments (especially this comment: “You will not stop us. The birth is unstoppable. We are spreading. We are Everywhere; you cannot escape us. Your page is merely another attempt to repress us. Your blog is Repression in disguise. The Monsters are coming, so you’d better run”) have convinced me that a branch of gaga’s little monsters is turning into a bonafide cult. Jim Jones (at least in the beginning) was all about togetherness, no hate and no prejudice—look how that turned out.

  36. Medulla aka Morrigan
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 8:02 am | Permalink | Reply

    I posted this before but I wanted people to read this. Pop singer/songwriter Kerli, who grew up in the woods of Estonia, originally created her Moonchild Academy fanclub/community over 4 years ago as a group for “Indigo children” (a term applied by a new-ager to describe highly sensitive, psychically-inclined people who supposedly were born with indigo-colored auras). She later admitted that there has been no evidence for the existence of indigo people. According to her, the community is about integrity, love and unity (the emblem for the group has “ILU” on it). I just wanted to point out that a young blonde pop star created a fanbase/community for people who felt different years before gaga did. And Kerli had the balls to admit that there is no evidence for indigo people and that her group is more about general acceptance.

    It’s also very interesting to note that “Indigo children” were deemed to be a next step in human psychological/psychic evolution—–almost like a new race within humanity!— Sound familiar??

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Psychological evolusis is quite like the possibility of BTW chorus getting stuck in your head, no? 🙂

      • Medulla aka Morrigan
        Posted March 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

        First of all, the word is “evolution”, not evolusis. And NO the song is NOT stuck in my head. Next time you try to brainswash me, please use actual words and proper spelling, thank you.

  37. Little Monster Regina
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    St. patrick’s day is coming soon! Should gaga dye her pubes green? Or maybe green, white and orange? What do you think, Alex? And my fellow Monsters? 🙂

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I imagine her to have very sparse, light pubic hair- if she doesn’t remove it entirely. What body hair I can see is extremely fine, so based on that observation I would have to say that the likelihood she posesses a thatch patch to use like a canvas is quite slim. However, hopefully she will use some green/white/orange dye on them.

  38. HELLO GAGA
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    DON’T GIVE UP DON’T GIVE UP KEEP ON WATCHING BTW, THUMBS UP THE GOOD COMMENTS. KEEP WATCHING WE GONNA MAKE THIS THE MOST VIEWED VIDEO IN HISTORY
    COME ON LITTLE MONSTERS DON’T STOP WATCHING WE GONNA *MAKE* HISTORY
    WE GONNA CHANGE THE RULES ANDS THE WORLD.

  39. Egglantine
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Okay, that’s it. I swear if this comparision thing between Britney and Gaga doesn’t stop, I’m going to get some Monsters and we will fuck up Britney’s forum.

    • Blue Me
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

      There are trolls everywhere on the LadyGaga.com forums.
      Exhale has hardly any trolls at all and they say we deserve to get trolled because we keep spamming their site when we’re not.
      GodneyLegend, BabyJean and the LongIslandKid person(Who is actually some jerk from Exhale that the owner of this blog asslicks) need to GTFO.

      • Secret Monster
        Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Permalink | Reply

        LOL
        I have an account on Exhale and yeah, this Alex guy is like obsessed with LongIslandKid. I think he’s in a secret Gay vault relationship with him.

    • Little Monster Regina
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

      What came first, the Gaga or the Egg? 🙂

  40. CCCC
    Posted March 4, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    by the way, ever since you posted that article and I read it I was bothered by this quote:
    “It’s very inspired by, especially in the beginning, Salvador Dalí and Francis Bacon, the surrealist painters,” she said.
    as someone who is planning to major in art, I thought that was an absurd attempt to seem arty and name-dropping. if surrealism is simply mirrored images, AKA referencing to inkblots and thus ‘subconscious’, you don’t need to mention Dali and Bacon. Dali pioneered surrealism, but that was like as basic as surrealism gets the way gaga went about it. nothing about it screamed Dali or Bacon to me, but rather, here, i’ll put into words what probably was said:
    “hey lets mirror some images and make it look like shes having birth, lmao, that’ll really be gross and interesting and make people call gaga a weirdo and make her seem unique. Hey, arn’t those inkblots mirrored, too? thats surrealism, right, since there all subcnscious-ly-ish? yeah this video is TOTALLY surrealism inspired, we’re so badass, because you know how surrealism is all ranom and cool, ryte?”
    I mean I can understand being inspired by ‘surrealism’, but dropping names that have no effect on the video just seems like more of her lame ass agenda to seem like a genius to her fans.

  41. Fan of both...
    Posted March 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Lady Gaga can sing better than Britney ever could, but back in the day, Britney could out-dance Gaga hands down. She can’t do that anymore. Britney is great, but she’s lost most of it and saying different is just lying. She can’t sing live at all anymore which is a shame for the ballads, she can’t dance even moderately anymore as her most recent tour and videos proved and she’s almost zero personality anymore because she isn’t “allowed” to do interviews or talk to the press.

    Britney Spears was built on marketing to young girls and older men, Gaga is directed at misfit teenagers and gays. Both women make brilliant music and brilliant art. Gaga can do it better right now, but Britney has been doing it a lot longer. Britney looks hot in magazines, Gaga looks fierce in magazines. Both women more than likely listen to each other’s CDs.

    This ridiculous feud shows two things. A. Britney fans are afraid that a female artist has come along with the longevity to maybe outdo Ms. Spears in three or four years time, and B. Gaga fans feel that they need to bash Britney fans because right now Ms. Germanotta is more popular, for a number of reasons.

    Music is art. Great art is about love. Let these women make great art.

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