WATCH: Women’s Suffrage Music Video Set To Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”
11:00 am, March 9th | by Amy Tennery
So you take some women dressed in 1910s attire. And then you have them sing about women’s suffrage. A quaint high-school revival? Hardly. It’s the new “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage” video, complete with period costumes and authentic Lady Gaga dance moves, set to the tune of, yep, “Bad Romance.”
The result is an utterly creepy — and completely fantastic — video.
Soomo Publishing, which produces interactive education tools, is responsible for the video (full title: “We’re Caught In A Bad Romance Til We Have Women’s Suffrage”). Perfect for anyone who’d like to have a side of club music with her lesson on the 19th Amendment (which would be… who, exactly?), “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage” mixes the oh-so-smooth beats of Lady Gaga to fun, lyrical facts about electoral precedent. Am I total nerd for thinking this is fantastic? Maybe. Do I care? Nope!
Like I mentioned, yep, the imagery is a little creepy (after all, this homage to women’s rights borrows heavily from Lady Gaga, the Godmother of delightful creepatude). But there’s something freakily on point about it. The faceless suffragists, the women’s rights activist bound in a straight jacket — for a seemingly silly concept (Lady Gaga! Girl power!) the video makes some deadly serious points. And it’s well worth watching: