Laurieann Gibson, Lady GaGa’s creative director, spoke to MTV News about the creative direction of the upcoming video for Lady GaGa’s second single “Judas” from her new album “Born This Way”. She spoke about how people might be surprised by the story of the video, and the song. She also commented on how they worked together to create it, both directing the video.
I will tell you now, first off, I’m Christian, and my career is evidence of God in my life, and I think that most people are already thinking that Gaga and the blasphemy and they’re premeditating the approach and I think they’ll be very shocked to find out how huge and really groundbreaking the message is and how freeing the message is for all the right reasons. And it’s really going to shock the world.
There was elements of ‘Born This Way’ during our collaboration [with director Nick Knight] and, as much as I loved it, there were moments where, for me, it didn’t really evolve as I had inspired of the actual creative, which was defined.
But when we got to ‘Judas,’ it was very clear to me and the inspiration was very clear to her. We approached a director, but then the dates actually got messed up and it was conflicted and her manager and her looked at me [and asked me to direct it with her].
She also revealed that the music video will star Norman Reedus as Judas, and that Lady GaGa will play Mary Magdalene.
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