VIDEO:’s Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

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  1. Greatest thing ever of all time omg. Love the matching hoodies, also.

  2. damiana

    best. video. of all time. OF ALL TIME!


    • That was the greatest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m not even limiting that to just the internet.

      • I know totally like i’ve been to museums and stuff but none of it has been as good as that was.

  4. kimbit

    holy f*ck. this is incredible. today should be made a national, nay, global holiday. for this. win.

  5. Somewhere out there Lady GaGa is watching that and cursing herself for not using a ukulele. I’m in the process of making a bear dress. Will you wear it and do an Audostraddle Bad Romance remix?

  6. Um. I am not one of those people who cries from happiness.. BUT I AM NOW. Not really. but if I could, this is the only moment so far in my life that’s worth it.

    Also, Emily’s comment is the best thing I’ve read all month!

  7. MsNJS

    That was funny! I learned the dance too! You should have did my favorite part: “I’m a free bitch baby!” with the little dance to it!

  8. Ami

    haha this is great!
    super nice dance moves, I’m sure lady gaga would be proud.
    Alex. when is our wedding?


  9. Lynne

    ahh you fabulous little monsters!!

  10. I love you guys so much it hurts!!! Amazing Amazing Amazing.

  11. carlytron

    I have never been more proud to be friends with you guys than I am right now. Alex you need to help me learn the choreography when we get back!

  12. Oh, man. I laughed. I cried. I snorted my beverage up my nose. Then I watched it three more times in a row.

    • TESS!! omg all the love for this ridiculous thing that Stef and I did this afternoon was overwhelming enough without Tess showing up from the depths of the internet shadows to comment for only the SECOND TIME EVER. Y’all make my life complete. As well as Stef’s ukelele skills.

  13. Sapphicsass


    I’m going to calmly and rationally tell you that you just made my life.

    You just made my life.

  14. Rayne

    you’ve got some nice moves.nice moves. moOoves!

    i hope someone knows what that is from.

  15. crystal

    That really did change my life. Thank you.

  16. Liz

    I will never be the same for having seen this video made of awesome.

  17. Vida

    that was the best thing i’ve ever seen in my entire life.
    i’m speechless.

  18. Nikki

    I could die happy now. Holy crap I can’t breath haha oh wow, my life is complete.

  19. Amazing video. I also find it funny that someone on YouTube referred to A;ex as the “backup dancer” in their comment.

    • Christine

      I saw that comment too and lol’d

  20. Elise

    Hey Lady Gaga, I’m really happy for you and I’m gonna let you finish, but Autostraddle had one of the best videos of ALL TIME!

  21. qwendipher

    i think my face just melted. and so did my hoohah. pass me a towel.

  22. My jaw is dropped. This was amazing and adorable and I kind of really love it!

  23. Those were some pretty impressive moves, Alex. Well done you. What I’d like to know though.. is how long you’ve been practicing that? Cause you had that shit down to a science.

  24. Haviland

    i love you both so much for this. absolutely hilarious.

  25. Mindy

    “I have Bad Romance” stuck in my head”
    “By Lady GaGa?”
    “No, by Alex and Stef…”

  26. Dulcinea

    Thanks to Autostraddle I may now have developed a hoodie & ukulele fetish

  27. bcw

    the raw emotion of the song really comes across here. also did you notice the live cat in the background around the 1-minute mark? i think it has metal fangs. incredible.

    • stef

      That is actually part of the train from Alex’s hoodie. It’s animatronic.

  28. Daphne

    OH EM GHEE I LOVE THE UNIVERSE. I can die now, my life is complete.
    I love you guys, I auto-love you.

  29. Hannah

    The Bad Romance dance is revolutionary, but impossible, and as much as I have tried to work it out, it just never happened. So OMG I can’t believe you actually did it! in earnest, congrats!!

  30. Britt

    This video has changed my life. I would like to marry both of you…and Riese too because she’s awesome. Thank you! Haha love you guys!

  31. laneia

    oh hey look, you guys! it’s the GREATEST MOTHERF*CKING THING ON EARTH

  32. Kelsi

    Hahaha…. I was laughing the entire time. love it!

  33. altered_ego

    Holy shite. I’m in the basement as I type this and I keep gigglesnorting like there’s no tomorrow. This vid is epic. Haha.

  34. Imma gonna quit my job, I’ve lost the will to work. Seriously… you’re having too much fun. lol

  35. Nicole

    I tried watching this the other day but my internet was not cooperating… and finally watched it. I really have nothing clever to say just that you guys are amazing and i love this so much hahah and it totally completely made my weekend… now…there must be follow ups

  36. Womankind

    This video is the opposite of a nightmare and will be my new happy place when I need to escape work today.

  37. Heather

    See, unlike Gaga’s version, this didn’t frighten me. So, you win.

  38. i need to step up my ritual late-afternoon rehearsals in the office! i have a lot of catching up to do, clearly.

  39. Michelle E.

    I’ve watched your version so many times and I have it stuck in my head. Love it!

  40. Rad_Rosa89

    Hahaha nice!!
    I love that song!

  41. rocco

    um. this is the BEST video you guys have ever done. I laughed my ass off.


    this video inspired me to make my own adaptation of bad romance on the uke and YES, I PLAYED IT IN MY HIGH SCHOOL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BENEFIT CONCERT. my friend and i did it and it was super hot (my dad called it “witty”) and we had backup dancers and two-part harmonies.

    that is all.

    thank you autostraddle.

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