Lady Gaga Gives Details On The “Judas” Video

Before her gig in Montreal on Monday, Lady Gaga spoke briefly to MSN about Born This Way, and the interview is pretty standard of what we expect to hear from Gaga nowadays — lots of talk about art and the love of her fans — but what’s most noteworthy are the details she gives regarding her forthcoming music video for “Judas”, in which she’ll play Mary Magdalene meets Hell’s Angels… or something like that. Read on below.

In their phone conversation, the former Catholic school girl discussed her upcoming video, which was co-directed by Gaga with Canadian choreographer Laurieann Gibson and will premiere on American Idol next week:

How will [the pop culture as religion] metaphor play out in the music video?
Well the video, in essence, suggests that [pauses] forgiveness and betrayal are hand in hand and that… how do I say this? 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.

What’s the concept?
Well, I want to allow the video to speak for itself but I will say that the theme of the video and the way that I wanted to aesthetically portray the story was 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. But it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.

You talked about “Judas” being about forgiveness. Can you forgive the person who leaked it a week early?
Yeah! You know, I don’t care. It’s OK. At the end of the day the song was finished and it was ready to go so it’s always difficult on the promotional end because we have to hurry up and get everything ready to go but we were prepared. I’d already shot the video and it went exactly as I’d wanted it to and it looks really beautiful and I’m just excited the fans got to hear the music. I don’t obsess about things like that.

Motorcycles, eh? Guess the Born This Way cover art makes a bit more sense now.

Read the whole interview over at MSN.

  • P.Go

    Hey Idolator!

    You guys have a great website, but it tends to lean a lot towards Lady Gaga news. Y’all seem to report almost everything-if not everything-about her! Yeah, Mother Monster is perhaps the biggest musical star out there right now, but let’s give everyone a fair chance. Try not to make her your headline every single day. Other than that, good job!


    • Becky Bain

      Thanks dude. However, you pretty much nailed it with “Mother Monster is perhaps the biggest musical star out there right now.” As long as she keeps doing things (and she’ll be doing a whole lot of things at the present time since her album is coming out soon), we’re going to continue covering her. But don’t worry, no one is being brushed aside by us also writing about Gaga. There’s room for all here!