What with one über-success after another, Lady Gaga has never even come close to going away—and if her adoring fans have anything to say about it, never will. But that won't stop us from declaring, ladies and gentlemonsters, that Mother Monster is back. Big time.
E! News has exclusively obtained the premiere of Lady Gaga's 13-minute self-directorial music video opus, "Marry the Night," and, suffice it to say, with equal parts autobiography and pure spectacle, it truly has something for everyone.
Especially those who like their nurses with great asses and in next season's Calvin Klein, their pop stars naked (physically and emotionally), their dance numbers hot and their cars highly flammable.
Serving as Gaga's official self-directorial effort, the video—as its mammoth, fan-appeasing length would suggest—is certainly not hurting for a lack of creativity.
In fact, throughout the video, Gaga seems to pay homage to her own tough journey to the top through some familiar motifs.
Making good on the Girl, Interrupted-type theme revealed in a sneak peek earlier this month, "Marry the Night" opens with a lengthy (and surprisingly laugh-inducing) sequence in which Gaga is rolled via gurney through a mental ward, gets medicated, and declares that she would "do it all again."
Walking the line between sinister and comical, Gaga told E! News in an exclusive interview that the scene, in essence, is "insight into my entire creative process and the way that I view things."
At other times, Gaga relives her journey in a slightly more straightforward, less metaphorical way, both getting her Fame and Black Swan on, as she alternately dons a tutu and shows of some ballet moves, while also fashioning some rad leg warmers and a tube top while hitting up an '80s-style dance class.
And then there's the nekkidness. The hissy-fit throwing, destruction-wreaking, soul-baring nekkidness, a scene that Gaga called "the most honest moment" in the whole video.
So how could this opus possibly end? Not on the edge of glory, that's for sure. More like in a blaze of it.