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Lady Gaga calls 'Telephone' groundbreaking; says being gay is not a choice

Lady Gaga, 23, told ShowBizSpy she thinks her new video, "Telephone" is groundbreaking because it showcases different types of sexuality.

Lady Gaga pushes boundaries (a la Madonna) with "Telephone"

“There are transsexual women and transgender women and suddenly it becomes poisonous and something else because there are some people in this world that believe being gay is a choice. It’s not a choice, we’re born this way.  That’s why for me this video is groundbreaking because it has one foot in the art community and one foot in the commercial world.”

The video, which is a sequel to her video for "Paparazzi", is actually a brilliant short film that pays homage to Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" movies, "Thelma & Louise", and other cult classics. The video is as much about cheesy dialogue and directorial styles as it is about sexuality.

The video features Beyonce as Gaga's lesbian lover (?), or perhaps simply her Honey Bun supplier. 

“I told Beyonce this after it aired, you’ll see this video is not just great now but six months from now what this video will mean,” said Gaga.

“Hearing people say the video is sadomasochistic or that the video promotes murder for young people, it’s my personal belief that the video is getting so much attention, not because of those themes because I’ve done those themes before, haven’t I?  I’ve done those themes in many of my videos, but it’s because it’s with Beyonce and it’s because there are so many homosexual themes.”

In the video Gaga kisses a female prison warden, is broken out of jail by Beyonce, kills someone and makes a poisoned sandwich for a group of truckers.

If you haven't seen it yet, check it out below:


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