Judas

4 thoughts on “Judas”

  1. What do you think the ending’s about? Without Jesus, she’s stoned? Or she’s stoned by his followers for her betrayal? While Judas gets away with it? Is it a reference back to her public persona being judged?

    1. To be honest, I think it’s probably a bit of all of them. I watched an interview today where Gaga’s co-director said the video was open to interpretation. Within the song, it links to her becoming as bad as Judas by betraying Jesus with him, and she’s punished for it. It seems to allude to the woman caught in adultery (a character often linked with Mary Magdalene) – however much she loves Judas, without Jesus she’s lost? Then I think it also links to her public image – some people would consider her “beyond repentance”, and this is their judgment being acted out. And, of course, it’s a fairly dramatic way to end the video…

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