We are less than two weeks away until the release of the most anticipated album of the year, Born This Way, and Perez recently sat down with Lady GaGa's creative director and choreographer, Laurieann Gibson to talk about what we can expect from GaGa in the future, the album, the controversies, Madonna, Judas and so much more!
Read some select highlights from our chat… after the jump.
And watch our interview in full (above)!
Perez Hilton: Hey everybody it's Perez, I'm joined by Laurieann Gibson "Boom Kat" Wait, well there's so much I want to talk to you about. But I guess we have to start with Gaga –
Laurieann Gibson: Yes.
Perez Hilton: — because last night the new music video premiered which you directed and choreographed. Thus far, what's been the response you have gotten from people?
Laurieann Gibson: I think that everyone of course likes it, I've gotten positive reviews. But also I guess from people who don’t know us and ultimately who don’t know the dynamics of the music industry are like, "The religious content, the crosses on the clothes, the washing of the feet, the crown of thorns". So it seems to be a bit of a conversation.
Perez Hilton: A conversation?
Laurieann Gibson: Yes.
Perez Hilton: Who's idea was it to kind of go literal with the video?
Laurieann Gibson: You know she loves the metal, she loved all of that energy. And I said, "Well metal gospel, they're coming from Damascus but they're a motorcycle gang. You know they're entering the New Jerusalem." In using that it wasn’t intentionally literal.
Perez Hilton: There are some people –
Laurieann Gibson: Yes sir.
Perez Hilton: — who viewed the video and maybe thought there were moments that were a little too sexual.
Laurieann Gibson: Give me the sexual moments. Who are they watching and what is in your brain? Hello?
Perez Hilton: Well the washing of the feet was portrayed as sexual when she was in the bathtub and they're arriving.
Laurieann Gibson: Because how brave of her and how truly gifted, and free, and real she is to say, "I'm not religious, I'm not accepting none of your hypocrisy, I'm clinging to this source of inspiration for me and I'm brave enough to do it. And as I arch my back what I'm trying to say is I have a problem with falling in love with the wrong things but I'm not giving up."
Perez Hilton: I don’t think "Judas" has been as big of a hit as it should be because of the subject matter. And that’s a shame because I think it’s a hit song.
Laurieann Gibson: I do too. Would you have felt that way if the visual came out with the record? Would that have helped you?
Perez Hilton: No, I think –
Laurieann Gibson: With the dance –
Perez Hilton: I mean I love the video.
Laurieann Gibson: Right.
Perez Hilton: I love the video but I think it just is more fuel for those people, do you know what I mean?
Laurieann Gibson: Yeah, I do.
Perez Hilton: So I think it's an amazing song. I love the album. The pieces varied so I can't wait for everybody to hear that.
Laurieann Gibson: Yeah it's really, like you said bloody Mary, Jesus.