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->"''[[{{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).
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!! Tropes used in "Bad Romance" include:

* AsceticAesthetic
* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: Implied.
* BetweenMyLegs
* BlackBraAndPanties
* 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
* 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 Woman on Fire]]
* 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 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.
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