Judas Video Starring Lady Gaga as Mary Magdelene

Posted on May 5, 2011

Cover art for Judas by Lady Gaga

Here is Lady Gaga's hotly anticipated new video for her new single "Judas." Gaga has said that it's "a betrayal of a prophecy fulfilled" and that it is a "motorcycle Fellini film." The film tells the story of Jesus Christ's betrayal by the apostle Judas Iscariot. In this retelling, Jesus and his apostles ride motorcycles -- each apostle has his name on the back of his black leather jacket. Gaga plays Mary Magdalene, who tries to warn Jesus about Judas' impending betrayal while they stop at an electric chapel. Judas is played by Norman Reedus, who currently stars on The Walking Dead. The video was directed by Gaga and her was directed by Gaga and her creative director Laurieann Gibson.

In between all of this Gaga changes into some fabulous costumes and everyone dances energetically to some great choreography. The "Alejandro" video was much more shocking as far as irreverent religious imagery goes. In this video, the story goes pretty much as told in the Bible --- except for the dancing and the hot tub, of course. The tune is pop with a bit of a harder, rock edge. Take a look:

Photo: Interscope Records