Lady Gaga Debuts “G.U.Y.: An ARTPOP Film”: Watch

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Lady Gaga gets swarmed by Wall Street wolves, carried by dominatrices and healed by water ballet dancers in “G.U.Y.: An ARTPOP Film.” The two-part video released tonight (March 22), for both the titular song and “Venus,” seems to tell a story of her rise to ARTPOP stardom. It is difficult, though, to pay close attention to any semblance of plot, not with The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast acting as her court musicians while lip-syncing the lyrics.

Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, also appears as either an angel or God.

Lady Gaga had made extraordinary efforts to drum up buzz for “G.U.Y.,” with a TODAY chat and the two-minute preview on NBC. All of that, plus how it darts from one extravagant setting to another, and as Lady Gaga transforms from a slain phoenix to a Bob Mackie-inspired queen and a stripped-down ’90s pop diva, may recall how Michael Jackson built anticipation for his 1992 “Remember the Time” video. Immediately after its TV debut on three (!) networks, MTV aired a behind-the-scenes documentary of the star-studded clip.

Was “G.U.Y.” worth the wait, though? Watch the video up top, then sound off in the comments below.

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  • Sean

    Would have been so much cleaner with a shorter intro and without the RHOBH and Andy. The GUY portion is stunning. She looks fantastic. Love the colors, the choreography, the concept. Overall, still a win.

  • BetterThanYou

    i thought it was great.. the intro could have been a bit shorter but who cares.. its an amazing video

  • LLLLLisa

    ^ Agreed! Honestly wasn’t feeling the album & song when it came out, but I think I’m falling back in love with her…reminds me of how talented she really is!

  • Princess

    woahh way to much going on but im digging this

    and um the plot line is clear to me. she gets destroyed by typical men, is revived and creates the perfect man from mj, jesus and ghandi and clones him times a million.

    classic gaga video. gotta rewatch it

  • sister christian

    OKAY!!! This is the GaGa I remember! Welcome back! :)

  • Matt Converse

    I give Lady Gaga’s G.U.Y. five stars******. If a pop song video can make me cry at the beginning and be dancing at the end, it is a tremendous success.

  • Sean

    Ugh. Enough.

  • Stefani

    This song, as is much of “ARTPOP” just sounds so redundant…it sounds like many of the songs on “Born This Way.” There’s just a sameness to it. Maybe that’s why some people actually like it because it sounds like a lot of everything she’s already done while the rest of us just don’t seem to be impressed by the song or the album.
    I don’t see this song resurrecting the album at this point.

    • Janet

      It already did help the album though ’cause the album jumped 200 places on i-tunes in the US since last night and I guess that’s only the beginning. Overall the credits part is a bit unecessary but the tv/mtv/music channels will show G.U.Y. only and that was amazing. I think it is safe to say she’s back.

      • Stefani

        Sweetheart,

        1.) ITunes album charts only goes up to 100 and I just checked and the album is nowhere in there.

        2.) Say it showed the Top 200…That would probably place it at #1 and once again its not there.

        3.) Please don’t make up facts just to make you feel better about her low album sales.

  • Riri Navy

    Stefani – I think that’s why it has the potential to be big. It reminds people of the Gaga they used to love. It’s basically Love Game + Government Hooker.

    This video blows my mind. Wasn’t feeling this era til just now. She’s baaaaack!

    • Stefani

      While you say the song sounds like “LoveGame” and “Government Hooker,” “G.U.Y.” just sounds like a watered down retread to me.
      It says a lot about the listening community if all you want to hear from an artist is the same sound over and over again.

  • Riri Navy

    Okay, just watched it again. Gaga SLAYS!

  • Julio Ivan Acosta-Nieto

    The emancipation of Gaga? Looks as if she is saying, I am taking all charge back.

    • Riri Navy

      Yesss I hope so. I’m totally back on team Gaga with this one.

  • MusicManDave

    This woman never disappoints. She once again manages to keep our attention. This is one of my favorite songs off the album and hope it does well for her (top 10). ART PERFECTION!

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  • marc

    look at the ruling credits, she still surrounds herself with shady people. look hard…

  • Greg

    the dancing is tacky. The video though, is completely GaGa. And by that I mean it’s over-done, bloated, and way too long. I don’t have an opinion on it because i’m really not that interested. But if she thinks this is ground-breaking or enough to recharge the ARTPOP era…. I think she should take a giant step back and rethink that.

    • Stefani

      I couldn’t agree more with you. As someone who has seen her videos and was at once a big fan, this is just more of the same old same old. I think people are just overly excited because it’s been several months since she’s released a video. The song still sucks. The video is way too long thanks to the credits being as long as the video itself. I just don’t see this re igniting her “ARTPOP” era but I guess we shall see.

  • Χρήστος Ρίζος

    I can’t believe she was the director. Wow Props to her! I wonder how well this single will do since Zedd produced it and he’s on the radio a lot these days…

  • Sarah Venezia

    This video is so artistic and not very easy to understand for people with no creative sensibility. #FACT

  • Adam Indera Alam Shah

    Still a little monster after watching this video

  • Adam

    My interpretation of this clip is that she wanted to “clean” all the mess and disasters that ARTPOP went through.
    She opens up with title-track, first of all to promote the album, while she appears almost dead surrounded by these Wall Street wolves that only care about the money. This is a clear way of showing us what happened to Gaga with her now ex-assistant, as she once explained in the letters she wrote to her fans.
    She then starts to re-emerge with the song Venus. Venus was supposed to be the second ARTPOP single, but later became DWUW after the success it had when she released it as promotional single. She even performed it in a lot in TV shows, so now she puts in Venus as part of the music video to clean away what was supposed to be a Venus video in the beginning (she didn’t do that with DWUW because it was released as official single).
    And in the credits we listen MANiCURE, to create more hype and wanting more of the album. So this also leaves us thinking that MANiCURE will not be released as a single either, having it appearing in G.U.Y.’s video.
    As I said this is my interpretation and I see this ARTPOP film as an intelligent move to re-launch her album.
    Kuddos Gaga!

  • Manu Henry Ramirez Arenas

    AMAZING! I LOVE G.U.Y
    BEST VIDEO OF GAGA … :D

  • M. Ciccone

    Reductive.

  • howiet

    Seriously; this video is a complete nonsense. It ‘looks’ beautiful,. but has zero purpose. The bits with the housewives are just appalling, and the concept is non existent. But it looks like the Monsters love it and that’s what’s important.