Watch: Lady Gaga’s not afraid to get ugly in “Born This Way” video

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And that's not the insult it sounds like! Also, there are a lot of visual vagina metaphors in this thing, especially in the beginning. Which means while this video is technically safe for work, I honestly think you'd be uncomfortable watching it in an office, unless you work at a gynecologist's. Let's just get to it, shall we? Here is the video for Lady Gaga's "Born This Way":

I know that was a lot to take in. The parts of my brain that process complex thought have mostly shut off, but here are my initial thoughts:

The Good:

  • Between the fractals and the butterflies, the opening monolog scene gave me a strong Alexander McQueen vibe. Nice to see Gaga's keeping that up.
  • I appreciate a pop star who is willing to really, really make herself look strange or even ugly, even if it's just in a video. Those prosthetics on her face and shoulders were freaking me out, but still.
  • I ADORE the odd little dance she does from 6:06 to 6:10. Please, internet, get me a GIF of that.
  • Unicorn.

The Bad:

  • For a song all about inclusiveness, it would be nice to see a bit more variation in the dancers/models. I love that there's a big hit that even uses the word "transgender," but maybe we could have an actual trans person in the video?
  • The opening monolog is too long and also, obviously, doesn't make a ton of sense.

Neither Here Nor There:

  • This really is a dramatization of Lady Gaga's vagina, isn't it?