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".
Queer in the San Fernando Valley
- ▼ 2011 (14)