“Born This Way” (Video)


    It’s not too much to hope is it, that “Born this Way” will be the summit for Lady Gaga, the height of her decadence before her videos scale down to minimal art pieces? After all, she does give birth (to herself), battles a separate evil version of herself, and rides off into the night on a unicorn, all wearing some sort of weird face prosthesis that calls to mind some of the prettier demons from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. “Born This Way” is probably Lady Gaga’s best video since “Bad Romance” but when your thing is consistently topping everybody, topping yourself gets to be pointless. Maybe now that she’s gone to space she’ll rein in some of her more operatic tendencies.