Lady Gaga says her new single Alejandro is a celebration of gay love.

The pop diva teased her fans with a 20 second trailer of the video for Alejandro last week, which has tallied 3 million views on YouTube, but released the full version on Tuesday.

Coming in at a lengthy 9 minutes, the video, directed by Steven Klein, who collaborated with Madonna on the X-STaTIC PRO=CeSS video installation, offers a glimpse into the darker side of the always outrageous pop star. The intense video includes shocking scenes of Lady Gaga wrestling with religion and leashing scantly clad men into submission.

Speaking last week to CNN's Larry King, Lady Gaga said Alejandro “is a celebration of my love and appreciation for the gay community. My admiration of their bravery and their love for one another. Their courage in their relationships.”

Lady Gaga is a fierce advocate for gay rights, especially the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

At Saturday's GLAAD Media Awards, she took home the Outstanding Music Artist prize for her most recent album The Fame Monster.