Clocking in at nearly 14 minutes, Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night" video, directed by the Mother Monster herself, is a music video within a short film. One of the beautiful things about most music videos, typically, is that you can watch them in just a few - or maybe four or five - minutes max. But leave it to Lady Gaga to unspool a mini-movie video that's half the length of a sitcom episode.
Gaga has released her epic, 14-minute-long music video for latest single "Marry the Night." And, as ever - filled with a crazy trip to the hospital, a ballet scene, hair-dying, naked bathtub writhing, Fame-esque dance sessions, and cars catching fire - the clip is quite the trip to Total Crazyville, population: 1, Lady Gaga.
Gaga teased earlier that the clip would be about the worst day of her life, and it certainly touches on some nefarious stuff. With references to everything from "Fame" and "Black Swan" to "The Bell Jar," the video is a sweeping look into Gaga's psyche.
Whatever Gaga did to reinvent herself seemed to work. She became a pop star. The final shot is Gaga, decked out on couture, surrounded by flames in a spacey outfit before it all goes black. While the clip is an homage to her pre-fame roots, the song is also a tribute to the Big Apple.