The music video for Lady Gaga's new single "Born This Way" premiered Monday, and the multi-platinum pop diva didn't let us down in creating a visual masterpiece to go along with her scorching pop anthem.
The avant-garde clip begins with a monologue from the singer: "This is the manifesto of Mother Monster ... on GOAT, a government-owned alien territory in space, a birth of magnificent and magical proportions took place. But the birth was not finite. It was infinite."
In what's sure to be a water cooler topic, there's also another sequence in which we see a simulated childbirth, when a slimy Gaga, in embryonic form, is retrieved from a kaleidoscopic womb.
The song kicks off, and we see the Poker Face singer, as usual, in a variety of outrageous get-ups -- including a barely-there bikini. With lots of skin shown from Gaga and her white-hot dancers, Born This Way is perhaps the sexiest video we've seen from the New Yorker.
Renown British fashion photographer Nick Knight directed the video, and Laurieann Gibson choreographed it.