->"''[[{{Scatting}} RA-RA! AH-AH-AH! ROMA-ROMA-MA! GAGA-OOH-LALA!]] Want your [[TitleDrop Bad Romance]]!''"

"Bad Romance" is a 2009 song by Music/LadyGaga. It was part of her album ''The Fame Monster'' and was released as a single in 2009.
The video is around five minutes long, and you can see it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrO4YZeyl0I here]]. It's also got a (heavily spammed) view count of over 500 million and is jam-packed with elements of MindScrew taken UpToEleven. Which is hardly unexpected, considering who sang it.

The music video has won 7 Video Music Awards (Video of the Year, Best Pop Video, Best Female Video, Best Dance Music Video, Best Choreography, Best Direction and Best Editing).

!! Tropes used in "Bad Romance" include:

%% * AsceticAesthetic
%% * BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: Implied.
%% * BetweenMyLegs
* BookEnds: The music video starts end ends with Fugue in B minor by Bach.
* CelebrityEndorsement:
** The video for "Bad Romance" features a man using a Wii remote to sell Lady Gaga as a prostitute.
** Also, her "Heartbeats" headphones which are part of Dr Dre's "Beats" collection, as well as the Beats Edition HP Envy 15 laptops, both featured prominently in the same video.
*** The laptops were the scoreboard for the whore auction.
%% * CreepyCleanliness
* CreepyCoolCrosses: One outfit in the video features a glass cross over her crotch; in the shot after the one that outfit appears in, she also stops dancing to do the sign of the cross.
* DoubleEntendre: "Want you in my rear window", anyone?
* {{Fanservice}}: Watch the video and count the fetishes as they come up. Latex, non-con, white slavery...and the robot-fetishist crowd were very happy with a lot of her movements.
* ForceFeeding: Gaga gets force-fed a glass of some beverage.
* GratuitousFrench: "Je veux ton amour et je veux ta revanche."
* LightIsNotGood: White walls and furnishings, bright lighting, lots of white and/or sparkly costumes, and the plot involves slavery and murder.
%% * MakingASpectacleOfYourself
* MaleGaze: The video takes a lot of common uses of Male Gaze in music videos and puts them in a nightmarish [[FanDisservice context]].
%% * ManOnFire
%% * MadLove: The theme of the song.
%% * MindScrew: Oh, ''God''...
* OutWithABang: Implied by the ending, though it could be a case of Out With A Striptease.
%% * RefugeInAudacity
%% * RightHandCat
* SheCleansUpNicely: Inverted, as she appears in some scenes without any elaborate outfits or makeup, and is still pleasing to the eye.
* ShoutOut:
** To Creator/AlfredHitchcock, but...in a [[UnusualEuphemism somewhat unusual way]].
--->''I want your Film/{{psycho}}, your Film/{{vertigo}} shtick,''
--->''[[IntercourseWithYou Want you in my]] Film/RearWindow, baby you're sick.''
** Apparently the Bad Romance-universe has adopted [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokedollars]] as their [[http://pics.livejournal.com/taydbear/pic/00031e0k/s320x240 form of currency.]]
*** The symbol shown in the video is identical to an [[http://www.artlebedev.com/mandership/159/ unofficial sign for the Russian rouble]] developed by a group of Russian graphic designers.
** The opening shot of Gaga's Bathhaus is reminiscent of the scene in 'Film/{{Aliens}}'' where the Marines awake from the pods.
*** And the body-bags from ''Series/{{Firefly}}''.
*** Or even the torpedo casings that [[Franchise/StarTrek Starfleet]] uses as coffins for fallen members.
*** Speaking of the opening, the pods themselves have red text over a white background and a [[FauxSymbolism gratuitous cross]] slapped on them. Anyone else thinking [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion NGE]]? [[invoked]]
**** The opening shot looks like a mash-up of Creator/StanleyKubrick films. The bright glowing floors are highly reminiscent of the bedroom at the end of Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey, the pose looks like an inversion of the opening shot of Film/AClockworkOrange and the masks almost look like the ones worn during the cult orgy in ''Film/EyesWideShut''.
** When watching the claw-handed Gaga groupies' crowned suits, is anyone else reminded of Max's costume and gestures from ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre''?
*** The costumes were supposedly based on the pattern from the movie.
** The dancers in white, with their covered faces and jerky movements are a ShoutOut to the Franchise/SilentHill nurses.
* SingerNamedrop:
--> "Gaga ooh la la"
* SingleTear: Cut aways during the music video show a surpisingly low-key (in terms of make-up, anyway) Gaga becoming increasingly more upset. The camera is close to her face, and a single tear slides down her cheek near the end of the video.
* SmokingHotSex: Well, Smoking Hot sex-turned-[[KillItWithFire fiery death]]..
* VisualPun: At the word "bitch" in the first "I'm a free bitch, baby", the camera cuts to the RightHandCat.