Lady Gaga released this preview called “Marry the Night: The Prelude Pathétique” in anticipation of the full vid, which promises to be her longest one yet. The thing’s shot in a mental institution and it features affected narration from Gaga of images of her being wheeled around on a gurney. Fun stuff!
Though it’s mostly innocuous, there’s something about this “playatcing at being insane” thing that rubs me the wrong way. I think it’s that Gaga presents clinical depression as a fun, edgy thing to try on for a video or two, which isn’t really how it works. Dressing up as a mermaid and dressing up as a ward of the state aren’t really parallel things.
Plus, she’s working with some bizarre almost-accent here? Less talking, more singing, Lady!