Lady GaGa Premieres 'Marry The Night' Video
Lady GaGa has premiered the eagerly anticipated video for her new single Marry The Night, showing the eccentric star eating cereal topless and playing a piano naked.
After previously stating the promo would be her longest clip yet, GaGa's latest creation comes in at almost 14-minutes and has been directed by Mother Monster herself.
The video tells the story of the day GaGa was dropped by her record label, with the Born This Way star telling E!: "It was one of the worst days of my life and it happened quite quickly, but in my mind, when I think back on that period of my life, it all happened very slow."
"That's probably the most honest moment in that video of everything I've ever done. My directorial decision was for them to just f***ing roll the cameras, because I couldn't go in and out of the moment."
She added: "It is my personal way of seeing things. If you give up after something like that, you were never destined to be an entertainer."
A short film in its own right, the video opens with GaGa being rolled through a clinic. As her monologue wraps up, a pale, bruised GaGa is in bed, being cared for by the same nurse who delivered her, still recovering from an unknown procedure (the only clue to what surgery GaGa may have gotten is when she's told "no intimacy for two weeks").
With tears streaming down her face, Lady G tells the nurse (who refers to her as "morphine princess"), "I'm gonna be a star. You know why? Because I have nothing left to lose."
As the camera pulls back, the other patients and nurses in the room go about their daily business and a piano plays while a mysterious laugh acts as the soundtrack to the dramatic, poignant scene.
Next, the viewer is taken to the stage, where a glamorous ballerina GaGa is performing.
Then, she's back at her apartment, being tucked into bed by a long-haired man. The 25-year old lies topless in her apartment and gets a call from her director, arguing, "But, I'm an artist. What do you mean give up?"
She begins destroying her apartment manically. Next, she's dying her hair blue and singing the opening lines of Marry the Night acoustically.
"You may say I lost everything," GaGa says in a voice-over, as she's seen decked out in a bedazzled denim outfit and heels, joking: "But I still had my BeDazzler and I had a lot of patches, shiny ones from M&J Trimming, so I wreaked havoc on some old denim. And I did what any girl would do — I did it all over again."
Then, a full moon shines down on GaGa, who is on the hood of a car wearing all-black leather. She's sliding into the vehicle using the sunroof when the song finally kicks in at about nine minutes in. The car explodes and Lady G is outside proudly claiming that she'll marry the night as she dances around.
The scene then switches to GaGa at a dance studio, doing her best Fame routine, rolling around and stretching, clearly reinventing herself from the ballerina she once was to a pop backup dancer.As she dances in the studio and on the street, the video also cuts to GaGa naked in a bathtub at her apartment. The video focuses the most on Lady G's dancing, with a majority of the actual music-video portion featuring several big dance numbers.
The moments leading up to her breakdown are played out: She's fighting, she's setting cars on fire, she's naked, she's dancing. As the video comes to a close, a message handwritten on GaGa's hand is revealed, reading: "Interscope Records; Hollywood, CA; 4 p.m."
Whatever Lady GaGa did to reinvent herself seemed to work. She became a pop star. The final shot is GaGa, decked out on couture, surrounded by flames in a spacey outfit before it all goes black.