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

By: Christina Lee / March 22, 2014

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.