For me, where I was coming from with this album mostly was, I felt like a caged animal. While I enjoyed the exp​ression of film making --- and I am really proud of my film --- I felt like I really wanted to get back to the basics of chugging my guitar and the simplicity of raw emotions. Even when I was writing a song and playing on the guitar --- or singing "I'm a Sinner," for instance --- it just felt so good. It felt so good to play a guitar and sing. I feel like I hadn't done it years. And when I was doing the vocals for "Gang Bang" --- which was a totally improvised vocal --- I was standing in a room and I felt like I had to just scream. I felt like I had to let myself become possessed by this kind of Russ Meyers, Quentin Tarantino character. It was all very tongue in cheek, but I just went off. Obviously, I had to get some things off my chest. So for me, where I was coming from was mostly like an animal getting let out of their cage, and wanting to express all kinds of emotions, not just one. All the stuff that life is made of.
The concept of the video isn't original, some hot guys, some gayness, some dancing, some sexy bad stuff like chains and cigarettes and guns, .... But the execution is done really well. And she looks stunning!
And boy, Madonna really upped the gayness for this one, haha.
Not trying to fuel the fanboy war, but I think this video being so insanely gay is a direct consequence of Madonna wanting to remember gay men she was their original icon/supporter. I doubt we would have this video if it wasn't for Lady Gaga.
In any case, nice to see Madonna dancing once again. The awkward, clunky, aren't-I-flexible moves were getting tiresome.