Well, here we are again with another video event. Lady Gaga released her video for “Judas” today, which will likely replace Osama bin Laden as a trending topic. Unlike the visual orgasm that “Born this Way” was, this is supposed to tell a story about Gaga and two guys, one being actor Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead. MTV.com put this quote from Gaga’s in its post today: “Well, I want to allow the video to speak for itself, but I will say that the theme of the video and the way that I wanted to aesthetically portray the story was as a motorcycle [Federico] Fellini movie, where the apostles are revolutionaries in a modern-day Jerusalem,” she said. “But it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.”
Cool. To me, it feels like an extension o Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. But what’s up with the music break?
This video clocks in around five minutes but MTV also reports that “an uncut, seven-minute version of the ‘Judas’ video will officially premiere at 7 p.m. Eastern on E!, and Gaga reveals more in a conversation that will be shown along with the clip, but if fans can’t wait for more tidbits and images from the video, no worries — Gaga is giving another first look on her Twitter.”
The originally leaked video has been pulled from the Internet, but we found the below copy on YouTube. So watch it while you can.