December 2nd, 2011
12:15 PM ET
Lady Gaga is known for creating evocative mini-movies to provide the visuals for her singles, and "Marry the Night" is no different.
Gaga starts her opus with a voiceover and a medical ward. Stretched out on a gurney, Gaga tells her audience, "When I look back on my life, it's not that I don't want to see things exactly as they happened, it's just that I prefer to remember them in an artistic way. And truthfully, the lie of it all is much more honest, because I invented it."
She continues, "It's sort of like my past is an unfinished painting, and as the artist of that painting, I must fill in all the ugly holes and make it beautiful again. It's not that I've been dishonest. It's just that I loathe reality."
The singer as patient tells the nurse that she's going to be a star, since she has nothing left to lose.
We then segue through a series of scenes, portraying a ballet-dancing Gaga, a cereal-throwing, topless Gaga, a Gaga working it out in a dance audition, and at various points, a nude Gaga in the bathtub. (If that's something you'd rather not see, be wary of the watching the clip in its entirety below.)
The 25-year-old pop star told E! News that the music video is one of her most personal endeavors, as it captures the day she was dropped from Island Def Jam.
"It was one of the worst days of my life and it happened quite quickly, but in my mind, when I think back on that period in my life, it all happened very slow," she tells E!. "When you deal with things from your past, how do you personally view them, as opposed to what happened in a factual way? I could sit here all day and tell you exactly what happened that day but it's boring. It's really boring."
But, "if you give up after something like that, you were never destined to be an entertainer."
What do you think of Gaga's latest video?
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