2009 Lady Gaga
Bad Romance features Gaga inside a surreal white bathhouse where she gets kidnapped by a group of supermodels who drug her and sell her to the Russian mafia for sexual slavery. The music video ends with Gaga killing the man who bought her.
“”But honestly this video is AHHHHHMAZING. There are more wardrobe changes than a Mariah Carey-episode of Cribs. The choreography incorporates elements of “Thriller” and the Twist(!). And I don’t think Gaga has ever looked prettier than in the close-ups where she’s more stripped down.” – Tim Stack, Entertainment Weekly
“Featuring a wide-eyed, non-so-innocent Gaga taken hostage by vodka-wielding models, as well as some twitchy, “Thriller”-like dance moves, a creepy cat, a dead polar bear and a corpse, the video for “Bad Romance” turns a retro dance song into something far more grand. And did we mention the creepy cat?” – Todd Martens, The L.A. Times
“Oh, decadence: so 1999. Let’s welcome its brief return in this big-budget, fetishistic vision — which also serves as an important reminder that mind-bogglingly absurd outfits happen everywhere, not just in Japan.” – Phoebe Reilly, Spin