The Tarsem Singh-directed video (En Vogue, R.E.M.) was inspired by the films Dangerous Liaisons and Anna Karenina, Katy told MTV, but it doesn't exactly follow a straight narrative. "I just wanted to give a lot of gorgeous, beautiful looks... And then some heavy metaphors."
Those heavy metaphors include a bed bursting into flames—I wonder what that's supposed to mean—and getting hit by a car! On the plus side, at least she got to do it in some designer gowns (Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana, to be exact).
"['Unconditionally'] is kind of representational of when love hits you," the new Cover Girl said. "But it's mostly just a beautiful video that's supposed to evoke this power of love and beauty."