Warning: Long blog post ahead.But if you want to read a well-thought analysis on the Alejandro video, please continue. :)
As we have stated a hundred times already, Mustart has been dead, and you can blame school for that. We still have another two weeks until we're done. :(
But Alejandro just came out today! I couldn't help but ditch my school work for one night to blog about this. Oh I love Lady Gaga so much. So so so much. Huge fan over here, yup. In fact I'll be seeing her live at the Monster Ball on July 11. Excited! ♥
Klein, who is a photographer, has a long list of clients, including but not limited to Interview Magazine, V Magazine, Vogue, GQ, POP, Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, D&G, Yves Saint Laurent, and the magnificent Madonna. He is well known for his eerie, vulgar, homoerotic imagery he uses in his photography, which evidently maneuvered it's way into the Alejandro video.
I haven't had the chance to fully comprehend this video as of yet, there's still much to fish out and discover.
Here we go.
(I can't really tell, at first I thought it was a heart, but now I'm not sure although it's clearly an organ or body part) that has the anarchy symbol on it. It's frozen, cold; a reflection of the way the government is towards homosexuals. The best way to describe this is Death to the Government, or at least, death to it's prejudice laws. This scene is totally up for interpretation. During the 'funeral' she speaks: I know that we are young and I know that you may love me, but I just can't be with you like this anymore...Alejandro. Taking that into account, they must be mourning because they have lost love, or rather, their right to love.
The song kicks off into dance-mode. Gaga is seen wearing an army-fied version of a crown headpiece. She looks like the Queen of their army. Perhaps, leading a war for revenge of what they have lost. Now, there was only one thing I knew about the video before watching it: that it was about her relationship with gay men; she wants their love, but they want a different love...a pure friendship, rather than a romance. Looking at this scene, she may be leading their army but she is still hurt, or so it seems by the look on her face; perhaps because she knows it is not her love that they want, but she proves her loyalty to them for the undying friendship they have given her by leading them. But--keep in mind that she is struggling...because there's a difference between someone who leads you to a fight, and someone who fights with you.
Ok, jokes aside now.
It's important to note that nuns are not supposed to engage in sexual activity. Her being dressed as a nun parallels the way a gay man views her, as something that they will not love, or make love to. Gaga has also stated that she is a very religious person but finds religion confusing, which leads me to think that these scenes with her as a nun, praying with a rosary in her hand, represent her praying for help; to find a way to understand what to do. She cannot choose which side to take, because while she is religious, religion condemns the people of this community that she loves and is friends with.
And there you have it, my analysis of the Alejandro video. If you actually read through all of that, I commend you. And if it made sense, then you deserve a cookie, because while I tried, it's very hard to pin down something so interpretive and say this is what it means!
I do however hope you enjoyed reading that and PLEASE leave a comment below! Would love to hear anything anyone has to say on the video.
CREDITS: Screencaps from Lady-Gaga.net