Lady Gaga ‘Judas’ Music Video Debut! (VIDEO)
In the seven-minute video Gaga plays the role of Mary Magdalene alongside Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), who plays Judas. The video has become a hot button topic, but the pop star told E! News that her new video wasn’t meant to cause an religious uproar.
“I don’t view the video as a religious statement. I view it as social statement. I view it as a cultural statement. It’s a metaphor. It’s not meant to be a biblical lesson,” she said.
In a recent interview with MTV, Lady Gaga revealed that she wants 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 [Federico] Fellini movie, where the apostles are revolutionaries in a modern-day Jerusalem,” she said. “But it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.”
The video is co-directed by Gaga and her choreographer Laurianne Gibson. “Judas” is taken from her upcoming studio album Born This Way, which is due in the United States on May 23.