Lady Gaga is like Gen. Pinochet, with latex, in new video for “Alejandro”

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Lady Gaga’s video for her new single “Alejandro” is here! This is the same song that Gaga performed on American Idol a few weeks ago (when she claimed it was poorly edited by producers). Many of you pointed out something that I couldn’t figure out – that “Alejandro” is budget Ace of Base and Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita”. Gaga even sounds like Madge in the song. As for the video – well, I guess we’re supposed to be shocked or titillated or angry or all of the above? Eh. Gaga dresses up like a nun and there are dancing storm troopers. Video fail. Here is the video and some random thoughts:

0:39 Are these storm troopers or Rockettes? They keep in step really well.

1:00 Are they dancing on an airport runway?

1:20 Ooh, Gaga is the fabulous military despot! She’s like Pinochet, with latex and lobster headpieces.

1:53 Oh, they’re having a military funeral for a bejeweled and enlarged heart.

2:11 Is that a Russian accent? Spanish? Bad accent work, Gaga.

2:25 Finally, the music starts!

3:28 Rugby scrum? Is that what’s it’s called?

3:48 Ooh, a leather-clad nun. Fabulous.

3:59 Damn, I thought Gaga had the rope around the guy’s neck. I thought it was some new-fangled autoerotic asphyxiation, involving cots and bowl cuts. I was wrong.

4:38 Okay, I kind of like the part where she’s dancing in her underwear. She is fun to watch.

5:09 Uh-oh. It that a crucifix on her crotch?

5:19 And then she deep-throats the crucifix. Ugh.

5:44 Damn, now she’s copying the videos for Madonna’s “Vogue”! And “Express Yourself”!

6:10 She does look cute in pants, though. I want those pants.

6:26 Cone-bra? We don’t need a cone bra, we need an AK-47 bra.

7:18 Alejandro isn’t very cute. And he’s a cop.

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  1. Q says:

    I’m sorry, I can’t help it, I love this song. Yes, it’s La Isla Bonita Part Deux but it’s awesome. As is the terrible accent work.

  2. Angel says:

    This was … long. But interesting, at times.

    What is her ethnicity?

  3. Katyusha says:

    Well, I gotta hand it to her…looking pretty isn’t her top priority.

    @Angel – she’s at least part italian…her real last name is Germanotta.

  4. jc126 says:

    What’s up with those haircuts?
    Someone tell me – what is the point of this song? I can’t figure it out from the lyrics, because she just repeats a bunch of different Spanish guys’ names.
    Regarding her ethnicity, I think she’s at least half Italian. What I always notice with her is how much she facially resembles not just Madonna or Gwen Stefani, but Dale Bozzio, who was the leader of the group Missing Persons. They’re all (at least half) Italian, too, obviously.

  5. picopink says:

    Wow. That was bland and boring and waaay too long. Song reminds me of Fernando by Abba, but I do like the song. The video is another story, big disappointment, esp. after Bad Romance video.

  6. Samantha says:

    Her face just looks so…weird. And did she lose a bunch of weight? I don’t remember her being that skinny. Maybe that is why her face looks so weird to me…(though she always looked a little odd but now its just…I don’t know.)

  7. Angel says:

    Yes, I thought so. She looks like a cousin of mine.

    I am going to take a guess here and say GaGa was raised Roman Catholic, and she has something to say about it. heh.

  8. gg says:

    Kaiser, my thoughts were exactly as your breakdown. lmao!

    Does she look like Madge or what?

  9. Constance says:

    Whoa. Pump the breaks girl… You are trying to hard and accomplishing too little. The music is catchy, the lyrics have left me sort of wondering what’s the point. The video has a wonderful HQ production, but in the end… I just don’t like any of it.

  10. Stephy85 says:

    I had that same haircut when I was 2 1/2 years old–I think it’s called a “mushroom” cut. Much cuter on a child.

    I love that when she finally decides to actually wear pants they’re bell-bottomed. I’m tired of skinny jeans and would like for flared pants to come back in style.

  11. jover says:

    The Pr on this is interesting. Alejandro is from the Fame Monster, her second cd, released Nov. 18, 2009 – eight months ago. This isn’t a new song at all. Her schtick is lame and overdone and she’s timing the release of the videos to songs to stretch out her declining popularity. The song itself is Ace of Base and Madonna. Not a whole lot of originality and the hype is wearing out.

  12. gg says:

    @ Stephy, “I love that when she finally decides to actually wear pants they’re bell-bottomed. I’m tired of skinny jeans and would like for flared pants to come back in style.”

    ITA! The skin-tight jeans look bad on almost everybody and I like flares – they’re flattering.

  13. Lola says:

    This song has been playing on the radio forever, where I am…it was playing before the video for Telephone came out.

    I’m over the crazy Ga Ga videos and ready for her to release a regular old video, a la Alanis Morissette in her Head Over Feet video. *That* would shock me.

  14. RHONYC says:

    thanx for the gaga porn, c.bitchy!

    very city of lost children/dark city/express urself/evita.

    her abs and those hot dancers will be my inspiration in boot camp class tonight!

    p.s.- that move in mini pic #5 is a fave of mine, lol.

    “hot like mexico, REJOICE!” :-)

  15. d says:

    Ace of Base! I thought it was Roxette when I first heard this song and wondered why they were suddenly writing such dumb songs. I don’t think Lady Gaga is like Madonna. One thing Madonna did successfully was reinvent her look and style every time,w hich is why she lasted so long…Gaga seems to be doing the same thing all the time, even if she changes her look. I lke her videos, but they’ve been all the same highly sexualized thing, very high camp, sometimes not really meaning much of anything at all. I think Gaga’s got to come up with something drastically different pretty darn soon to remain interesting.

  16. HotPockets says:

    This militaristic theme in music videos, especially recently, really freaks me out on so many levels. I doubt its to give it an artistic edge.

  17. serena says:

    Why are all coping madonna? XD
    gaga, christina aguilera, and so on. create your style, no?

  18. Missfit says:

    Very cool, I like it, but I didn’t like the chili bowl cuts or the flapping guns on her braw, it looked too funny,lol. But that’s how she is when she makes her videos, she doesn’t make sense at all, that’s what I like about her. ;)

  19. DSM says:

    Well thats 3:33 I’ll never get back as that is all I could watch. When is this persona going to do something original? Something that people like Boy George to Marlyn Manson have not already done? Further more not trying to sound like Madonna might help. Back to the vid. This video looks like something out of “The Chronicles of Riddick” she looks like one of those things with the purple scuba masks on and it gives a big shout out to “Moe” one of the “Three Stooges” with those hair cuts. Lol…

  20. Kayleigh says:

    Those hair cuts, those are all I see! Reminds me of Tropic Thunder.

  21. original kate says:

    a cross between ace of base, “express yourself” video and abba’s “fernando,” with a dash of janet jackson’s “rythm nation.” so played out.

  22. Kazoo81 says:

    in the beginning, their dance marching totally reminds me of the north korean army march.

  23. Amy says:

    I liked the dance break where she is dancing in her bra and underwear with the guys behind her. I like it much better than the easily copied dance in Bad Romance (which is fun to dance to, because it’s so easy but not exactly breakthrough choreography).

    The video is VERY Madonna but what is this video really about?

  24. d says:

    And frankly, Alejandro wasn’t all that. A petulant frat boy look is hot? Who knew. The dancers were WAY better looking. Hm…maybe Gaga had a bad experience with some guy in high school? Anyway, I could have done without the cross on the crotch and the Nazi fetish. Glamourizing what was a horrible horrible time in human history irritates me. In fact, I’d like to know what’s up with all the military fetishization/glamourization. I don’t get it. Someone explain, please!

  25. I Choose Me says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think the dude at 2:15 kinda looks like an older slightly prettier version of Taylor Lautner?

  26. asd says:

    I prefer when Xtina wears latex. At least she looks hot.

    Gaga’s new video is long and boring. And for god sake the lyrics of this song… I am too smart for this crap.

  27. Erin says:

    I just saw flashes of Madonna through the entire thing.

  28. lio says:

    Nothing we hadn’t already heard a thousand times. Nothing we hadn’t already seen a thousand times. Boring!!!

  29. Katyusha says:

    @ d

    I might’ve missed something, but where do you get a nazi fetish from this? Are you just correlating any military ensemble with WWII Germans?

    I don’t get it…

  30. alejandro says:

    la coacha did it better!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkHqhcUQ3v4

    and gaga ruined my name everytime i say it, people sing to me “alejandro, ale ale jandro”

  31. illa says:

    I don’t get her success. First of all she is UGLY at the point of scary nightmare so no sexiness, nothing; second, with all her musical studies, she cannot go beyond commercial, let’s face it she is no Muse and third, she has no voice, listening to her live is a torture; besides her exaggerated, eye poking, fashion a la Jean Paul Gautier/Madonna/Marlyn Manson(the make up part :D ), she has nothing.I would try really hard to understand the phenomenon, but what’s the point?

  32. Cam says:

    I’ve always liked this song… it’s catchy.
    but the video? meh.

  33. suz says:

    This song is catastrophically bad, and I flat out refuse to watch her way-too-f*cking-long self-aggrandizing videos, even for the songs I like. It’s too bad that she’s made herself such a moronic caricature because I do think she’s an intelligent (if not really into herself) person and I value that quality even in famewhores.

  34. d says:

    @ 29: I thought I saw something in the video re the helmets one or two of the men were wearing…the pointy helmet thing in particular. But don’t make me watch the video again to clarify further! I’ll just say “never mind” and take back my comment instead. And no, I don’t correlate two…it was just a thought that occurred to me while I was watching the video at one or two points, enough to startle me and ask what the heck she thought she was doing. Nor do I mind military themes in videos or whatever. Just that in this video, there was something that made me go, whoa. As for fetish…I think that still stands?

  35. Larissa says:

    @I choose me : He is a brazilian model and goes by the name Evandro Soldati. In my book he is waaay hotter than Taylor!

  36. margo says:

    wow everything about this is a rip off ace of base, madonna geez only she is so ugly

  37. mO says:

    Damn… she got the worst of Madge, made an awful song/video, and now has forgotten who she is. how about the ‘I’m so excentric with my clothes’ thing?

    hey, I see a satire of Bono!

    this shit failed.

  38. L says:

    Whatever Gaga, move over so I can watch the backup dancers. :P

  39. CB Rawks says:

    Is Madonna going to sue her? I would. I’m not sure I had any respect for Gaga before, but she’s proven now she’s just a total plagiarist, and that makes me angry enough to smack a person.

  40. Force_bo says:

    How boring is that? I mean, her creap music is filled with sound effects and blatant copy of other artists (cof, Madonna, cof). Holly shit, it took 1 minute, it took 2 minutes, and there was NO, I said, NO music! Man, she’s trying to sell it so hard.

  41. blinditemreader says:

    This song/video is a cheap attempt to copy Madonna instead of build on what she started. Gaga has copied Madonna down to her expressions and other affectations. Boring.

  42. di butler says:

    AlejandNO. Or maybe Alejandsnore? I wanted to like this video. I didn’t. I liked the pants/Carol Channing wig, the panty dance, (does she ingest any food?), but the Moe wigs and the weird soft core S & M with gay dudes seemed forced. I could also do w/o the nasally spoken parts, too.

  43. insidescoop says:

    I love it. Lady G, is brilliant, creative and never boring – refreshing!

  44. jessica says:

    I think I saw the “STAR” too… yes, weird video.

  45. kristen says:

    I think the General Pinochet comment went a bit over the heads of many of these people…Te extraño, tata!

  46. sophia says:

    Madonna much?!! i wonder what would madge think when she sees this hot mess.
    come on gaga…just be yourself

  47. curious says:

    that was creepy,,,,,,she pushed all the boundaries,,,whats next?
    real time porn ????

  48. Canucklehead says:

    She has fully become a cartoon now

    too bad, she showed imagination at first, now she seems to go for the same ham-fisted and sophomoric symbolism that killed Madonna for me.

  49. amanda says:

    Way too much Madonna influence. Why do all pop-stars want to be Madonna? Gaga is such a unique and interesteing “character”, I know she can think deeper than this one and be more creative.

  50. Emma says:

    But… I don’t get it.

  51. I love all Lady Gaga latex outftis!

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