Lady Gaga’s Surprisingly Literary New Music Video

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Life’s most fundamental question echoes boundlessly: What to do with that degree in the humanities?!

One option is to become a pop superstar and make a music video saturated with references to Greek myth, German expressionist film, and modern art movements.

(Another option is to be the BuzzFeed writer who goes through pop superstars’ music videos and picks out all the references to Greek myth, German expressionist film, and modern art movements.)


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →