Lady Gaga has spoken about her “groundbreaking” new video and reactions to its gay themes.

The bisexual star’s provocative video for Telephone, also starring Beyonce, is getting plenty of media attention.

The nine-minute film features a lesbian kiss, strippers, butch prison guards, cross-dressers and transgender women and Gaga said was “groundbreaking” in its portrayal of different sexualities and identities.

She told 2Day FM: “There are transsexual women and transgender women and suddenly it becomes poisonous and something else because there are some people in this world that believe being gay is a choice. It’s not a choice, we’re born this way.

She added: “Hearing people say the video is sadomasochistic or that the video promotes murder for young people, it’s my personal belief that the video is getting so much attention, not because of those themes because I’ve done those themes before, haven’t I?

“I’ve done those themes in many of my videos but it’s because it’s with Beyonce and it’s because there are so many homosexual themes.”