Little monsters are just days away from the highly anticipated “Judas” video premiere . With a version of the video to drop on “American Idol” this week, another “uncut” version will be premiere on “E! News” on Thursday.
The video will debut at 7 p.m. and be shown again at 11:30 p.m. on the cable entertainment news program. The video is seven minutes long and was co-directed by Gaga and her longtime creative director Laurieann Gibson. Gaga will also chat about the video in an interview that airs with the premiere.
As expected, the video is filled with religious imagery that is sure to spark the usual amount of Gaga controversy and backlash. “It’s fantastic to have Gaga back at E! for the debut of ’Judas,’ ” Suzanne Kolb, president of marketing, news and online for E! Entertainment and the Style Network said about the premiere. “She’s an incredible talent and pop culture icon and we’re excited to work with her and Interscope once again to bring our viewers this highly anticipated premiere.”
As MTV News previously reported, Gaga will play Mary Magdalene and actor Norman Reedus will play the song’s title character in the video.
“The video, in essence, suggests that forgiveness and betrayal are hand in hand,” Gaga said recently. “The video puts destiny above all things and postures that the mistakes in your life are in fact not mistakes at all, they are just part of your overarching potential and your destiny.”
She went on to describe the video “as a motorcycle Fellini movie, where the apostles are revolutionaries in a modern-day Jerusalem. And I play Mary Magdalene, leading them into the town where we meet Jesus, and I will leave the rest for you to see.”