After wrapping up a performance abroad on Thursday (November 17), [artist id="3061469"]Lady Gaga[/artist] gave fans what she'd promised.
Directed by Gaga herself and clocking in at nearly two minutes, the preview pays homage to high school feminist literature like "The Bell Jar" and "Girl, Interrupted." As the image of a brunette Gaga fades in, a very "Prozac Nation"-esque voiceover kicks in: "When I look back on my life, it's not that I don't want to see things exactly as they happened, it's just that I prefer to remember them in an artistic way.
"And, truthfully, the lie of it all is much more honest because I invented it," Gaga continues, as a close-up of her face fills the screen. "Clinical psychology tells us arguably that trauma is the ultimate killer. Memories are not recycled like atoms and particles in quantum physics — they can be lost forever. It's sort of like my past is an unfinished painting, and as the artist of that painting, I must fill in all the ugly holes and make it beautiful again."
The camera pans out a bit more to reveal that Gaga is on a gurney, being pushed down the hallway by two nurses (an image teased in a still last week). "It's not that I've been dishonest, it's just that I loathe reality," she confesses as the nurses push her down a hallway.
Still giving her monologue, Gaga adds, "For example, those nurses, they're wearing next season Calvin Klein and so am I. And the shoes? Custom Giuseppe Zanotti. I tipped their gauze hats to the side like Parisian berets because I think it's romantic and I also believe that mint will be very big in fashion next spring." As the nurses open a door, the pop star says, "Check out the nurse on the right. She's got a great ass. Bam."
In the next frame, several other patients are revealed. "The truth is, back then at the clinic they only wore those funny hats to keep the blood out of their hair," Lady Gaga says. "And that girl on the left, she ordered gummy bears and a knife a couple hours ago. They only gave her the gummy bears; I wish they'd only given me the gummy bears."
The tease closes with those two nurses pushing Gaga and leaving fans to wonder what's next for their Mother Monster. While the release date for the video is still unknown, the singer did have this information for her fans: "The full prelude is 7 min 33 seconds & 15 frames."
Last month, Gaga was spotted shooting the video in various locations throughout New York City. The song itself is a tribute to her hometown.
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