Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lady Gaga

The woman I find fascinating and repellant all at the same time. On the one hand I have a serious case of hype aversion  with anything Lady Gaga related because well... its kinda "if I hear her name or see her picture ONE MORE TIME I may in fact vomit".

And yet on the other hand she occasionally does something that makes me smirk.

For example the whole "meat dress" thing... If you live under a rock and don't know what I'm talking about you may google. I'll wait. ... So apparently at some point last year she wears fake fur. And of course the next day PETA is all "oh we love her! She's clearly speaking out about blah blah blah blah blah".

Right..... So a month later she comes out sporting a MEAT BIKINI. Thats right raw meat... bikini. And just in case that wasn't enough of an anti-PETA statement she wore a full on meat DRESS to a big awards show. *snigger* I believe one of her comments on the subject was something to the effect of "I'm not a piece of meat" or "I'm nobody's piece of meat". Something like that (if you want REAL quotes go read a journalist who gets PAID - aka NOT me).

So that made me like her kinda almost a little bit in spite of the obnoxious hype. Then I noted something else - she's really NOT that pretty. No offense. I'm not saying it to be mean but that means she's smarter than I initially gave her credit. She's got a rockin' body but her face leaves a lot to be desired - at least according to the societal norms.

So whats a girl who wants to be a rock star to do. She's got a good voice, great body and a ho-hum face? Cuz believe me in todays market they've got girls w/ voices, looks and bodies lined up around the block. How does she compensate: Fashion. All those FREAKY outfits that seem to be maddeningly designed to prevent  you from getting a look at the woman's face! I mean until recently it like NEVER happened.

So she's smart, recognizes and compensates for her weaknesses and she's not afraid to piss people off. This person may actually be almost acceptable except for the hype aversion issue.

So apparently she's become the new gay god. Not my words - hell I didn't know anything about it until I saw a headline in my news feed that she was like petitioning congress about the whole "Don't ask don't tell" business.

So now she's being idolized by a whole different group whose all "she loves us and she gets us and she stands up for our thing". And now she's come out with a new song "Born this way" that is apparently, nearly universally pissing them all the hell off.

Are you noting a trend yet? I even saw one where the fashionista people were griping about Lady Gaga's latest outfits and how horribly boring they are.

This woman likes to wow you and then tell you to suck it once you start applauding her and telling her you're "one of ours".

I think she probably has some issues she might need to deal with but I find her fascinating. And so I think I might keep tabs on the situation. Just because its got me morbidly fascinated in that "I'm not really watching b/c I suffer from hype aversion" kinda way...

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