After several weeks of build-up, Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night” video has finally been released. At an epic 14 minutes, it’s a predictably over-the-top personal creation myth. The singer recently explained to E! that the video explores a black period she suffered through on her rise to fame—with plenty of creative license taken, of course.
The video opens with a brunette Gaga being wheeled into a mental hospital. “I’m going to be a star because I have nothing left to lose,” she tearfully tells her doctor. She then becomes a ballerina surrounded by tiny hummingbirds, is fired by her director, has a nervous breakdown in which she covers herself in dish soap and Cheerios, picks herself up and turns into Jennifer Beals from Flashdance, and starts setting cars on fire in eight-inch Louboutins. What, were you expecting anything less? -Allison Friedman