Lady Gaga has released a her new music video "Alejandro" and once again, it's production is epic. Though her music is mainstream, I can't help but notice how contra-distinctive the video is to the song. There is a strong "homoerotic military theme" but also various elements of the fetish and cyber goth aesthetics in this video that I would like to point out that are very interesting. Latex nun outfits and cyber goggles with lace, Gaga's videos always seem to incorporate Haute Couture pieces and fetish gear but is this something that we should embrace or be concerned about.
On the one hand, it is great that these designers are getting exposure in mainstream music videos but it is become a trend amongst other pop stars like Christina Aguilera. Personally, I feel that the fetish culture will suffer form this because when it fade out of mainstream, it will before a what people will call a fad. I'm not sure about the entire world of fetish and alternative culture but is don't want this scene to seem outdated or old news. Of course these cultures have and will continue to exist even after these mainstream pop star toss it aside but how will it affect us?
If you have an thoughts or opinions about this topic please feel free to comment. I would love to hear what you guys think? In the mean time I still think this video is worth watching, if for at least to see interesting clothing, settings and themes.