Lady Gaga Resurrects Jesus, Simulates Sex in Music Video

Raunchy, irreverent and trying to be relevant.

Is there a pithy acronym for “I have to do something crazy or no one will pay attention to my music?” 

Pop star Lady Gaga’s third album “Artpop” debuted November 2013, but her song “G.U.Y.” caught attention this week for making Billboard's top 100, and the music video is boasting over 30 million views. The video features Hearst Castle, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and (of course) sex – but to really spice things up, Lady Gaga resurrects Jesus, Gandhi and Michael Jackson to create a clone army. 

As an introduction, Lady Gaga calls upon the gods in her video: “Greetings Himeros/ God of sexual desire, son of Aphrodite/ Lay back, and feast as this audio guides you through new and exciting positions.” Her lyrics later explain just what “new and exciting” means: the girls are the “G.U.Y.s” (“Girl Under You”) and the guys are the “G.I.R.L.s.” (“Guy, I’m Romancin’ Loves”).

Lady Gaga croons about the sex reassignment: 

I wanna be the girl under you (oh yeah)
I wanna be your G.U.Y. (yeah)
I wanna be the grave and earth you (oh yeah)
Our sex doesn't tell us no lies 

Besides herself, Lady Gaga’s ideal “Girl Under Me” consists of a Jesus, Gandhi and Michael Jackson mix. She resurrects all three from tombs and clones them – with the help of horned women – to create a mass of purified “G.U.Y.s.” 

Many other weird and fantastical things occur like Lady Gaga appearing as a fallen angel (some claim Lucifer) to be “reborn” at Hearst castle. There’s also a mix of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” strumming on musical instruments as Lady Gaga simulates different sex positions with her dance team.

Sex has never been so crazy boring.

But then, crazy is relative in the Hollywood world – from the top 100 pop songs celebrating love as “drunk,” dirty sex earlier this year to “Ban Bossy” star Beyoncé chanting b**** nine times in her latest album.

— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.