Ah, Lady Gaga. Please watch the video posted below before continuing with your reading!
Now that you have seen Gaga’s newest video, I can talk about it. OK. With her other videos, I’ve been able to see a sort of symbolism and figure out what all her crazy antics could mean. But for this video of You and I…not so much. In fact, I had a conversation through Google Chat with Author and Gaga-mega fan, Tominda Adkins, in order to fully understand. Please see below:
Tominda: also, how hard did you laugh at gaga’s crazy modern dance run?
me: Pretty hard
Tominda: AND HOW
FUCKING AWESOME IS THAT VIDEO?
4:38 PM me: I spent a lot of time on that video going, “Yes, she has done it. I have no idea what’s going on here. I don’t even see symbolism. She wins.”
well, beforehand, she did allude to a mermaid
she also says it was about her walking back from manhattan to get her boyfriend back
4:39 PM so the way I saw it breaks down as follows
4:40 PM the guy in the barn is her boyfriend, and all the stuff he is doing to her (the water tank, the electroshit, etc) represents how lovers change us into different people
Tominda: better people, sometimes so much better that we leave them behind, realize our mistakes, and then go back for them, only to be killed by the ice cream truck man on the way there
4:41 PM Tominda: and in a more literal sense, he found her as a mermaid and they were so in love he tried to give her legs so she could walk around with him
and all the stuff he was doing were all the phases she went through to make that complete
so I guess it’s about loving all the changes you go through and all sides of yourself, including your inner drunk Italian boy
4:42 PM and recognizing the people who changed you
me: I’m going to post this
shit to my blog that I am writing in again
Tominda: and omfg how HOT is she as a dude????
4:43 PM me: hilarious
4:44 PM I want someone to do that to me.
to see what I would look like as a dude
Tominda: you’d be frickin cute
imo (In my opinion)
me: beat the ladies away
Tominda: I don’t think I could pull it off
me: your boobs are too big.
😀 This is what passes for conversation between my best friend of 14 years and myself. We are so awesome it hurts. LOOK WHAT I HAVE.
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! Also, I’d like to add a shameless plug for Work Friend Josh, who has started his own blog
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