Madonna‘s new single “Girl Gone Wild” may be a whole lotta mehhh (review here), but the Holy Queen of Pop has made up for the questionable audio with an undeniably stellar music video.
Now, I’m just gonna warn you straight off the bat that the video is a little gay. And by ‘little’ I mean utterly buttfuckingly homo fagtacular to the max times ten gay, so if you have a problem with that kind of thing then you should probably exit this ride now.
Directed and conceptualized by fashion photographers Mert & Marcus, “Girl Gone Wild” simultaneously serves as homage to Madonna’s classic videos like a “Vogue” and “Justify My Love”, a nod to her old life as New York City nightclub staple, and a stinging slap in the face to Lady GaGa’s “Alejandro”, as if to say, “I did this first and I can still do it better“.
Stiletto-clad Ukrainian dance troupe Kazaky bring their famously homoerotic choreography to the clip, getting down in the background while Madonna gets groped by a gaggle of gorgeous gays.
The whole affair is highly-sexual, but Madonna executes it in such a camp fashion that it no longer carries the air of desperation that some of her other work has. Gone are the days of Madge looking like a sex-starved succubus flashing her vagina to stay relevant — now she’s a confident deeevah who knows that she’s the hottest 53-year-old on the planet, and just wants to show it off.
Madonna brought everything to this video, even executing what could these days be considered as some very solid choreography. Sure, it’s not Janet Jackson circa “Rhythm Nation”, but she easily out-danced the majority of today’s pop tarts with ease, and if she can pull it off live, I’ll be utterly slayed.
Damn it. This video is so good that I’m going to have to start stanning for the song now. Madge has left me with no choice!