Queer in the San Fernando Valley

Monday, February 28, 2011

Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" music video

The music is difficult to dance to and the lyrics are very problematic. However, I have to admit: even though I'm not a huge fan of "Born This Way" I think the music video is great. Unlike the lyrics which seem to fall into a certain creationist narrative, her video shows us a different narrative: she births herself. Or outside of a theological creation, she invents her own image, she creates her own future. I think this is a much more powerful message than saying that we were created by "H-I-M".

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I have a Bachelor's degree in Language & Cultures/Japanese with Queer Studies minor from CSUN.