Lady Gaga Stinks Like FAME: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown
Lady Gaga is tormented by something. And it might be all this attention she's getting.
The heavy burden of being famous has been a running theme throughout her career, evidenced by the video for "Paparazzi" as well as album titles like The Fame and The Fame Monster.
Now she invites us into the creepiest hollows of her tortured-artist's soul with her black-liquid perfume, FAME, and a seriously unnerving five-and-a-half-minute promotional mini-film.
Directed by Steven Klein, also behind the video for "Alejandro," we've only got one question after watching this creepy clip: "So, when do you think Gaga is going to kill herself?"
0:00 - 0:34
It begins with a non-descript warning, followed by title credits, a roaming eye and a chilling scream. This whole mini-film is a warning to everyone out there who thinks stardom is all glitz and glamour. Gaga wants you to know there's a dark side. Oh, and buy her new perfume, in stores now for anywhere from $55 to $80.
0:35 - 1:01
We see a masked, golden goddess, lying naked and holding the eau de toilette's voluptuous bottle. Some slave boys stand in line around the deity. The statuette is larger than life and very beautiful. Some alien mechanics come poking around, inspecting the object of lust with cold, unloving light. The music is like the score of a horror movie.