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Going Gaga! for ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

Two great tastes that go great together! I’m talking of course of Lady Gaga’s new video for her latest single, “G.U.Y.,” featuring the almost cast of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsAnyone who follows me knows I’m a little obsessed with Gaga and I’m a huge fan of TRHOBHso this had me majorly lactating for sure. Notably absent is Brandi Glanville which makes sense as Gaga is enamored with Madame Lisa VanderPump, and mean girl Brandi was something less than cordial to her former mother figure and BFF this season. So, Lisa? Gaga’s your new BFF?  Vanderpump for the win! Also notably (or not so notably) missing is Jacqueline, er, Joyce – thank you, Jesus! (Who also makes an appearance in the video!) It looks like Mother Monster “one-upped” the ultimate one-upper. Paws up! At least we have Kim and Kyle Richards, Lisa, Yolanda, and the next supreme, Carlton. And, what would a Real Housewives brouhaha be without an appearance by Bravo ringleader and real referee Andy Cohen?

The video is an ARTPOP film from The Haus of Gaga with an epic opening of Gaga portrayed as a fallen angel pierced through the heart with an arrow and left for dead as corporate suits flee the scene, greedily waving money in the air.  Perhaps a not-so-thinly veiled jab at those vultures who abandoned the cash cow once the whipping cream wasn’t as heavy as it once was? Forsooth!

As Gaga crawls to her would-be death, she lands on the door step of Hearst Castle, where she is resurrected in the pool along with Jesus, Gandhi, and Michael Jackson! (Two out of three ain’t bad!)  Then again, they may have been cloned rather than resurrected, but I’d rather not bind you with science.  Springing back to life, Gaga wastes no time falling into place as the pop princess dances with wanton abandon alongside shirtless hunks and synchronized swimmers, all while being serenaded by the RHOBH string section. Gaga does an excellent job of channeling her other new bestie Donatella, with pin-straight, ass-length platinum locks and a Versace swimsuit. And, fret not, friends of the furry ones – the infamous pooch of VanderPump does indeed get Jiggy with it.

“I don’t need to be on top to know that I’m worth it.”

Fitting sentiment to echo the backlash Gaga received over the lackluster performance of her ARTPOP record and claims that Gaga was over. Gaga stays committed to her art and devoted to her Little Monsters.  Ups and downs are not uncommon on the slippery slope that is Fame, but I think “G.U.Y.” proves that Gaga’s still got it.  And, frankly, I think it never left.

ARTPOP is Gaga’s vision to meld art and pop, and I think that was a bit of a retread, because, ultimately, that is what Gaga has always done and likely will always continue to do. Hail, Mother Monster! Paws up! And, long live The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!

Check out the smashing video here.

Catch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo on Mondays.

Michael Fitzgerald Troy, Fanbase Press Contributor



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