And now, the video for Lady Gaga‘s third single off of Born This Way: “The Edge Of Glory.”
Spoiler Alert: Literally nothing happens. She dances and thrusts around a fire escape, and then that’s it.
This all sort of doubly confirms the rumours that some major shit went down behind-the-scenes of this production (which was originally being directed by Joseph Kahn), because this looks like she whipped it up during a cigarette break before her performance on the Germany’s Next Top Model finale. In fact, just watch that instead.
In some ways, this is Gaga’s “Gimme More” video moment. (That’s a Britney reference, for those unaware. Also, the fuck you doin’ on MuuMuse if you didn’t know that?) Not in terms of the quality–“Gimme More” is still a genius slice of pop history; the perfect representation of Britney’s actual undoing onscreen–but rather in terms of production.
From many accounts behind-the-scenes, the filming of “The Edge of Glory” was a disaster that wound up in a complete set shutdown. And as with the missing stills from Britney’s video, we know there was an entirely different video planned that was sidelined by Britney’s–erm, lack of presence. So now, we’re left wondering: What could have been?
At least she looks hot…right? Right?
“The Edge of Glory” was released on May 9. (iTunes)