Mother Monster’s mini movie

By Ally Caho
Round Table editor

Lady Gaga’s latest video, “Marry the Night”, was directed by Gaga herself to be an autobiography on her life, and rise to stardom. The video features several references to other movies and stars such as; “Fame”, “Black Swan”, and Madonna. The 13 minute mini-movie certainly takes interesting look into the mind of Mother Monster.

It starts out with Gaga waking up in,what seems to be, a mental hospital. As her nurse is caring for her, she looks up with tears in her eyes, and says, “I’m gonna make it… I’m going to be a star, you know why? Because I have nothing left to lose.” 

 Apparently, the video is a look into how Gaga recovered and recreated herself after being dropped by her first record company. It shows her at her lowest low of depression, through her unique transition process and into her auditions for becoming the pop idol she is today.

The video shows her struggling to convince various directors that she is an artist, but no one seems to give her a chance. She falls into this sort of insanity of writing songs, pouring Cheerios on her body and dying her hair. It seems that she has lost everything she ever wanted. But with Gaga that simply can not be the case.

 As she starts to rebuild herself she says, “You may say I lost everything, but I still had my BeDazzler and I had a lot of patches, shiny ones from M&J Trimming, so I wreaked havoc on some old denim. And I did what any girl would do — I did it all over again.” She comes into the scene in her glitz out ensemble with a new confidence.

 Next, Gaga is shown in a wrecked car with fire and explosions surrounding her. One could infer that the several explosions could be Gaga’s failures to make it, or they could just be added for dramatic effect.

 Then, she enters a dance studio for,what seems like, an audition. Gaga is shown stretching and trying her hardest to stand out. When the actual dancing comes into play, Gaga does an amazing job and really makes an impact on the choreographer. The dancing in the video is creative and has great musicality when it comes to the beat of the song.  

 In the end, she is seen in a car looking at her hand. Gaga’s hand is revealed, reading, “Interscope Records;Hollywood,CA; 4 p.m.” Interscope Records is the record company that Gaga is currently with and the pair seems to be happy and successful.

 The overall video might seem strange and confusing, but when looking at it through Lady Gaga’s life it actually makes sense. It shows that although she is a famous pop idol now, it took several crashes to bring her to the top. The video has some unnecessary and slightly inappropriate scenes, but as a whole, it gives an interesting look into Gaga’s climb to fame.