Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga "Dope (YouTube Music Award version)" (Spike Jonze, Chris Milk, dir.)

There's not a director credit on this one. Instead, this in-character Lady Gaga performance is "documented" by Spike Jonze and Chris Milk. It's raw, bravely unstyled — yet, clearly "styled," if you know what I mean — and perhaps gunning to steal that up-close "real" emotional focus from Miley Cyrus.

Watch "Dope" via YouTube

Lady Gaga x Machete Kills for "Aura"

Lyric videos are usually lame. And soundtrack videos are usually lame too, since they need to be larded with a certain amount of movie footage. But, combing the two results in something great in "Aura," which doubles as a lyric video and as an extended trailer for Machete Kills.

What makes it truly next level though is that Gaga has a role in the movie, thereby making this look as big as any music video.

Lady Gaga Does The Abramovic Method in this NSFW EPK Art Clip

The Marina Abramovic music video moment just might continue past "Picasso Baby" with Lady Gaga recently studying with the famed performance artist.

The Marina Abromovic Institute has released an EPK (art film?) with Gaga and other proponents practicing the Abramovic Method, which involves not much movement or clothing, but lots of crystals.

It's a haunting and fearless little piece, but definitely NSFW and likely to be a target of snark.