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January 10, 2010 6:13 PM   Subscribe

If, like me, you found Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video strangely addictive, you'll appreciate her fans' Badder Romance. Which is exactly the same, only... badder.
posted by justkevin (56 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm only here for that free bitch, Ian.
posted by june made him a gemini at 6:21 PM on January 10, 2010


This looks like sooooo much fun to make, although not quite as much fun to watch.
posted by infinitewindow at 6:34 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


The dancing was actually reasonably well done.

Here's one of the cutest homemade music videos I've ever seen, a video for the Moxy Fruvous song "Green Eggs and Ham", as made by two teenaged sisters in their bedroom.
posted by orange swan at 6:42 PM on January 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


I read that initially as "Bladder Romance", which brings not so pleasant images to mind.
posted by cmgonzalez at 6:43 PM on January 10, 2010 [7 favorites]


More ridiculous Gaga-ish stuff: Rad Bromance, a parody of sorts.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:44 PM on January 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Badder? come on, even Weird Al knew to parody MJ's "Bad" album as "Even Worse"
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:47 PM on January 10, 2010


I read that initially as "Black Adder Romance", which brings images of a bearded Queen of Spain to mind.
posted by christopherious at 6:50 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Er, Blackadder.
posted by christopherious at 6:51 PM on January 10, 2010


My favorite part is that they didn't clean their room.
posted by ropeladder at 6:59 PM on January 10, 2010 [6 favorites]


I actually kind of loved it. It's a bit disconcerting if you've seen the original a million times, because they did such a careful job of reproducing each shot and dance move.
posted by you're a kitty! at 7:03 PM on January 10, 2010 [4 favorites]


Gaga herself linked this one her Facebook page. I thought that was cool.

The video looks like tons of fun.
posted by Nattie at 7:10 PM on January 10, 2010


strangely addictive strangely easy to turn off... there, ftfy..
posted by HuronBob at 7:15 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


they did such a careful job of reproducing each shot and dance move.

And all the little finger movements.

And I love that every gaga-self was played by a different person, just like in the real video.
posted by fleetmouse at 7:25 PM on January 10, 2010


My favorite part is that I heard about it on Lady GaGa's twitter feed (and I guess it's on Facebook as well) before seeing on MetaFilter. I wonder what it feels like to know that the pop star you're imitating has actually watched your video?
posted by tantivy at 7:28 PM on January 10, 2010


My favorite part is that they didn't clean their room.

I was wondering if they were aware of how much the bedroom really captures the industrial feel of the original. And I don't mean that in a flattering way.
posted by Big_B at 7:35 PM on January 10, 2010


For your comparative convenience: YouTube Doubler'd.
posted by grabbingsand at 7:38 PM on January 10, 2010 [7 favorites]


It underscores the fact that Lady Gaga is not a very good dancer, so her moves are very simple, not requiring much in the way of grace or fluidity.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 7:43 PM on January 10, 2010


Is he wearing a wal-mart bag in the tub? Why haven't I seen this on People of WalMart yet?
posted by msbutah at 7:45 PM on January 10, 2010


If anything has ever called for the power of youtubedoubler.com, this is it.
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas at 7:47 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I liked it.
posted by wv kay in ga at 7:48 PM on January 10, 2010


Proposing temporary Gaga moratorium.
posted by ovvl at 7:56 PM on January 10, 2010 [4 favorites]


> Proposing temporary Gaga moratorium.

Favourited and seconded.
posted by Decimask at 8:16 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Proposing temporary Gaga moratorium.

Favourited and seconded.
posted by Decimask at 8:16 PM on January 10


Motion carries. From here on out express permission in writing will be required for any mention of Lady Gaga.
posted by kaiseki at 8:23 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


There was a "Batman is Confused" The Dark Night parody FPP not long ago on Metafilter. It was very good. Garnered a lot of comments.

The creator also had a link to a parody of this video clip.

I'm about to march out the door - apologies if this has been mentioned. A cursory glance at the comments so far says "no."
posted by uncanny hengeman at 8:43 PM on January 10, 2010


The remake of this will be entitled Bladder, and that wont be pretty
posted by wheelieman at 8:56 PM on January 10, 2010


It underscores the fact that Lady Gaga is not a very good dancer, so her moves are very simple, not requiring much in the way of grace or fluidity.

What?? They only barely approximate the moves in this video. They're just having fun with it so there's no reason to harp on their flaws, but basically their dancing sucks by any professional standards. Saying it's a comment on what Gaga does is just ridiculous.
posted by hermitosis at 8:57 PM on January 10, 2010 [5 favorites]


Watching the videos in comparison is great. Good use of props! (Fireplace, beanie babies, skeleton-thing.)
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:06 PM on January 10, 2010


What?? They only barely approximate the moves in this video.

And thereby show how easy it is to approximate Gaga's moves, which have been designed by choreographers to be easy, because Gaga isn't a good dancer.

Go try to do an impression of Michael Jackson, you'll see how good a dancer he was. Hell, Britney Spears is 10 times the dancer Gaga is.

That said, Gaga is a million times the musician that Britney is ...
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:50 PM on January 10, 2010 [4 favorites]


I only got 42 seconds into the fan version, but this was my first introduction to the Gaga video, and ... I don't know what to say. It's like a bunch of Stargate SG-1 cosplayers got together and did an erotic Goa'uld fetish porn video.
posted by MikeHarris at 10:40 PM on January 10, 2010


Motion carries. From here on out express permission in writing will be required for any mention of Lady Gaga.

Would this be a gag(a) order?
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:49 PM on January 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


Love the Gaga, already saw this video on facebook and wasn't too impressed -- but! -- watching the Youtube Doubler'd version made me realize the extent to which, almost shot-by-shot, they recreated the original video.

Okay, okay -- I had fun.
posted by Zephyrial at 11:45 PM on January 10, 2010


This was not only awesome, but makes me jealous of the kids of today. In my day we did stuff like this but without the benefit of things like cameras or an expected audience, not to mention the even remotest chance that any of the castmembers of Grease 2 would one day see and approve of our elaborate backyard recreation of "Who's That Guy"
posted by billyfleetwood at 12:15 AM on January 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love it. Especially the bloopers. "Fucking Dedication Gaga" is going to be the name of my first child.
posted by Solomon at 12:31 AM on January 11, 2010


Fucking brilliant.

Also: Lady Gaga, using Barbie as a medium.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:43 AM on January 11, 2010


So this new Lady Gaga does have a penis (well at least one of them)
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:35 AM on January 11, 2010


Can we make this the MeFi homepage, please?
posted by cillit bang at 5:17 AM on January 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


http://raraahahahromaromamagagaoohlala.com/ (warning: loud)
posted by device55 at 5:19 AM on January 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


The homespun version of bullet time swarovski crystals was just brilliant.

Also, Lady Gaga makes me realise how much I miss Leigh Bowery. Is his influence on her direct, or via Gareth Pugh?
posted by a little headband I put around my throat at 5:51 AM on January 11, 2010


Before the gaga order takes effect, I will post the link to molly lewis's super cute cover of poker face.
posted by shothotbot at 6:37 AM on January 11, 2010


This was great, although I was really scared there would be teenagers in lingerie.

On a side note, I found out this weekend that both my mom and my husband have heard of Gaga. I wasn't expecting that.

On another side note, she was in Chicago this weekend (Gaga, not my mother) and I'm crushed that I wasn't able to see her.
posted by desjardins at 7:48 AM on January 11, 2010


I went to college for several years to learn how to do (with heavy cameras and giant, expensive machines) what these kids can do in a weekend with stuff from Best Buy.

It's really cute, and those kids are awesome, but I kind of want to go somewhere dark to drink and cry now.
posted by JoanArkham at 9:35 AM on January 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


I absolutely love that she inspires people to do stuff like this. And by "this" I mean "watch fan recreations of music videos." I can't think of anyone else I would do this for. Fucking Dedication Gaga.
posted by stoneweaver at 10:16 AM on January 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Thank god for the internet, because it would be a damn shame if another generation of teenagers' reenactments of their favorite popular songs went unrecorded and forgotten in the annals of time.
posted by shownomercy at 10:29 AM on January 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Personally, I'm fond of this more meta parody of "Bad Romance" with Lord Gaga.
posted by champthom at 10:36 AM on January 11, 2010


I don't know what to say. It's like a bunch of Stargate SG-1 cosplayers got together and did an erotic Goa'uld fetish porn video.

So you understand the attraction.
posted by dhartung at 12:13 PM on January 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Lady Gaga's tweeted this.

It showed up roughly around the same time on Mefi. THIS MEANS SHE'S A MEFITE! DELURK! ONE OF US!

On further inspection, Gaga tweeted it before Mefi posted it. BUT I KNOW SHE LURKS AMONG US!
posted by mccarty.tim at 12:46 PM on January 11, 2010


Can we please take the talk of the moratorium outside to MetaTalk? As an irrational fan, I've been in Disco Heaven, what with at least one Gaga post per day these past three or so days.

I don't know what MetaFilter should be, but I do know what I like. AND THAT'S MASONIC INDOCTRINATION FROM A TALENTED 23 YEAR OLD!

Also, I'm itching for a fight, AND MY LAPTOP'S TOO LAGGY TO PLAY TF2 WITH THE MEFIGHTS!
posted by mccarty.tim at 12:53 PM on January 11, 2010


I love the dirty room, beanie baby, and how they look really, really tired towards the end.

"I like to jerk and twitch, this is how I dance"
posted by Juicy Avenger at 4:02 PM on January 11, 2010


This song is infecting my mind. I can't stop listening to it. Or watching any video that contains it. I think it contains aural heroin. I wanted to turn this off because "ok, a bunch of college kids who couldn't even clean their dorm before making this video" - and then. The bubble wrap dress.

Well done, humanities undergrads. Well done.

(It would be remiss of me not to mention that my secret boyfriend Michael DiMartino recently posted an ASL "cover" of this song. By which I mean, it's an ASL interpretation and his own choreography, not a remake of the original video.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:36 PM on January 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


my secret boyfriend Michael DiMartino

you best step off because that is MY new secret boyfriend. That video is brilliant.
posted by desjardins at 6:52 PM on January 11, 2010


Wait, Gaga is only 23?!

I'm..not sure how to feel about that, but 'depressed about the state of my own life and proximity to my goals' is featuring prominently.
posted by pseudonymph at 2:09 AM on January 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


Pfft, Michael DiMartino has been my secret boyfriend since early 2009. I do not feel threatened by newcomers as I am totally secure in our secret relationship.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:40 AM on January 12, 2010


I kind of want to go somewhere dark to drink and cry now.

Story of my life.
posted by inigo2 at 8:58 AM on January 12, 2010


grabbingsand: For your comparative convenience: YouTube Doubler'd.

The YTD has a neat feature now where it'll help you stagger the start to get the audio in sync – so this link'll do that.
posted by MikeHarris at 1:18 PM on January 12, 2010


When my secret boyfriend Michael DiMartino and I are together, we laugh about how dedicated you all think he is to you...
posted by greekphilosophy at 7:25 AM on January 14, 2010


And just because I can't get over it, here's a *winning* comment from one of Michael DiMartino's ASL pop videos:

"Is he deaf?He dances with finger language.
But´╗┐ certainly,He's lovely gay."

Is that a Zen koan? Is it a haiku? Is it the product of GoogleTranslate? I will never know, but I like it better that way.
posted by greekphilosophy at 7:27 AM on January 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


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