I read at one forum that The Edge Of Glory music video that we have now wasn't original? What does that mean?
On 17 May, 2011, Laurieann Gibson revealed to Rap-UpTV that the music video of Lady Gaga’s third single to Born This Way, would be filmed very soon. She also gave a hint - “We’ll be very fishy…” On 22 May, 2011, Lady Gaga tweeted to a fan that she will begin shooting “The Edge of Glory” video in one week and that she has already written the treatments for it. On 27 May, E! News managed to get a casting call notice for the video. The casting notice asks for a “Puerto Rican or Dominican type badass” who “must be willing to kiss Lady Gaga”, “Couture Doctors” who will wear smocks and black gloves”, a “male or female on-air reporter”, and a group of military men to hold M16 rifles.”
The music video was shot 28-29 May, 2011. Originally, Joseph Kahn had been hired to direct the music video for the three days shoot. After rumours of an argument between Lady Gaga and Joseph Kahn, Laurieann Gibson said on Twitter that there had been issues on the set and Kahn was no longer involved in the production. Interscope Records confirmed that Lady Gaga then became the director of the clip along with the Haus of Gaga as collaborative directors. The footage shot on the second day featuring Lady Gaga with Clarence Clemons were the only footage used to make the music video which was released on 16 June So You Think You Can Dance. During a press conference in Singapore, Lady Gaga revealed what happened on the set:
“I had this whole elaborate setup for ‘The Edge of Glory’, but once I got on that fire escape in that one outfit, I realized that it was time to just have a moment of acknowledgement for myself as a 25-year-old who has been working so hard from the bottom up my whole life.”