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#1 Old 06-08-2010, 02:36 PM
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Lady Gaga dropped her second extended length video (over 8 minutes), this time for her song Alejandro, in which there is a lot of shout outs to Madonna -- the comparison she gets most often.



I watched it this morning in sheer awe. It's been a long time since I've seen anything that makes me uncomfortable in anyway, and as the video went along, I just became more and more convinced that not only is Gaga going to destroy the music world (and probably take over the normal world) but that she might just kick start a "fourth wave"(??) of young feminists, I've never seen someone so young be so in charge of their image, be so demanding sexually, aggressively putting herself out there to say -- This is ME, I am a sexy *****, not because men want me to be, or it promises more record sales, but because that's just who I am.



"I love the rumor that I have a penis. I'm fascinated by it. In fact, it makes me love my fans even more that this rumor is in the world because 17,000 of them come to an arena every night and they don't care if i'm a man, a woman, a hermaphrodite, gay, straight, transgendered, or transsexual. They don't care! They are there for the music and the freedom. This has been the greatest accomplishment of my life- to get young people to throw away what society has taught them is wrong. Gay culture is at the very essence of who I am and I will fight for women and for the gay community until I die."



Lady Gaga May 2010



People are afraid of her, or hate her, or whatever, but they are missing the point, entirely. I think people should look at Gaga and realize how amazing, incredible, off the walls my generation is going to be. I don't want to live in a world where Gaga isn't in it.



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She does Madonna better than Madonna.



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I <3 her. She is a genius.



I do hate each of her songs the first time I hear them and love them each time after that.



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[Kenickie makes Gnome Chomsky watch the Alejandro video]



GC: hmmm.

don't know quite what to make of subordinated masculinity...like what it says specifically about political fascism and/or third wave feminism.

K: dude

its so ****ing hawt

GC: it's there, but i don't quite know how to interpret all the potent ambiguities. and...er...i concur.

K: i think its up to you to decide!

GC: can there be this type of subordination and partial cooptation of masculinity without background/rendering invisible feminine goods?

that's likely it. quite smart on her part.



she is so much win i can't even think

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(I wrote out a post, then realized this is an appreciation thread. So I'll just include the last bit, which I think qualifies.)



She's certainly interesting, though. And one hell of a self-promoter. And if I were drunk, I bet I could rock out to a couple of her tunes.
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yeah i saw that you posted here and came back instantly to bite your head off, as it's an appreciation thread.



also, the music isn't really the point.



i feel like i should maybe even write a paper on all the symbolism that is happening in that video. it's just so overwhelming, i know i still haven't caught everything and i've seen it maybe 9 or 10 times.

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NOTE: the linked to video contains scenes of graphic sexual violence, anti religious themes, and other NSFW material.



just sayin', before the mods make me.

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yeah i saw that you posted here and came back instantly to bite your head off, as it's an appreciation thread.



also, the music isn't really the point.



Heh, I behaved though!



And her music isn't the point, really. I completely agree.
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I love Lady Gaga. Some of her songs do take me back to 90's pop, but I still like her. I'm been obsessed with trying to find some cheap concert tickets for her lately. She's coming near me in September and I haven't been to a concert in ten years and I realllllllly want to go.
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i just can't even imagine where she's gonna go after this.



i mean, i think the only thing she can do now is tackle racism, and i know if she does, it will be brilliant and jarring and horrifying.

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She amazes me. Consistently. I need to watch the video again - there was a lot of it that made me uncomfortable and uncertain. I LOVED that it led with an image of a man in fishnets.

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Hmm. I pulled a muscle in my right leg while dancing around half-lit to Madonna music videos with a friend. If I tried the same thing to Lady Gaga videos, maybe I'll pull a muscle in my left leg instead.

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And one hell of a self-promoter.



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I haven't watched Alejandro yet... it's on my too do list but I have to be in the right mood to watch Gaga videos. Listening to Gaga music though... I could do that all day, everyday and never get bored



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She amazes me. Consistently. I need to watch the video again - there was a lot of it that made me uncomfortable and uncertain. I LOVED that it led with an image of a man in fishnets.



totally, it made me uncomfortable sometimes too

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She is playing in my city on my birthday and I got tix. I'm so, so, SO excited. <3
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I absolutely love Lady Gaga, even if I don't absolutely love every song she makes. I think Lady Gaga is just the kind of chick that the music industry needs right now. There's been an overall theme in music over the past several years which I don't think is empowering for women (or other groups), but with artists like Lady Gaga I think that's going to change.



For an example of the attitude I see in music, did you notice that Beyonce kinda stopped to apolagise in the middle of Single Ladies? Or do you notice how when women have sexy videos it usually depicts THEM being sexy (not men), whereas when men have sexy videos it depicts sexy ladies? Or is that all just me? At least the only videos I can actively remember where there was a woman unabashedly getting sexy with multiple guys is Lady Gaga's. Or a video with men in stockings. I'd love to see one where she had men kissing each other. I mean, you always see women kissing each other in videos, why not men?



Her videos don't make me uncomfortable. I'm just glad that someone so mainstream is successfully pushing buttons and whatever's the status quo.
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i was kind of uncomfortable with the kinda rape looking part at the end

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I got a little uncomfortable in Santigold's video where it looks like she's stomping on that guy's head. Oh but then she's really just stomping on a watermelon so it was all good. But Lady Gaga... Naah..
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I've read that she dresses "inappropriately", and those pictures indicate that is the case. To me, it shows lack of talent when a celebrity has to cause controversy like she does.
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I LOVE Lady Gaga! I don't think there is one song of hers that I don't love!

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I've read that she dresses "inappropriately", and those pictures indicate that is the case. To me, it shows lack of talent when a celebrity has to cause controversy like she does.



Define inappropriate. I mean, yeah, probably not appropriate for 8 year olds but I like to think that most adults are mature enough to handle a little skin. This isn't Saudi Arabia or something.



As for my opinion on the Lady, I'm not Gaga over her music but I like her videos and I agree that she's a great performer.

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I got a little uncomfortable in Santigold's video where it looks like she's stomping on that guy's head. Oh but then she's really just stomping on a watermelon so it was all good. But Lady Gaga... Naah..



so you're made uncomfortable by fruit death but not by rape???? weird.



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I've read that she dresses "inappropriately", and those pictures indicate that is the case. To me, it shows lack of talent when a celebrity has to cause controversy like she does.



first: this is an appreciation thread.

two: i chose the pictures I liked the best for this thread. dresses inappropriately? you know she designs all of the clothes she wears, right? she's not just a puppet of her publicist, like most are nowadays. that's what SHE wants to look like, so she does it.



heres the SECOND PHOTO that pops up in google when you type in Lady Gaga:







totally inappropriate.

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I've read that she dresses "inappropriately", and those pictures indicate that is the case. To me, it shows lack of talent when a celebrity has to cause controversy like she does.



Yeah, what do you mean by "inappropriately"? Do you mean that she shows skin, or that she dresses wacky?



I don't know that Gaga causes controversy because she feels she has to. ("Just Dance" was a mega-hit before Gaga was known for lobster hats and bisexuality.) I think she is genuinely that wacky. In an awesome way. I wouldn't even say that she's "controversial." I think she makes people uncomfortable, but she doesn't say anything shockingly political or scandalous. She's just very, very different. Anyway, it's not like this is an industry where people never make money off of anything other than their talent.



I've seen Gaga live twice and she's actually really talented. She has an amazing voice, she plays piano and writes her own music, and she can dance in platform heels for like an hour and a half straight. She's just so freaking awesome. Mother Monster 4 Life
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The night I had to spend in a hotel full of her fans seeing one of her concerts was one of the most unpleasant nights of my life. Her concert fans are loud, annoying, obnoxious and inconsiderate. Jay Z fans filled the same hotel the next week and they were, in comparison, pleasant and considerate.
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#28 Old 06-18-2010, 12:39 AM
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right, judge the artist by their fans...



i now dislike the cure because all of their fans are suicidal goth cokeheads, i now dislike Tool because their fans are all LSDed out stoners from the deserts of california, etc etc



are you sure the jay - z fans in what, wales? weren't all just a bunch of 35 year old white yuppies who try not to step on each others shoes while they fake crip walk at his show?



those people would certainly seem polite in comparison.

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The video linked to plays like a 9 minute leather fashion show.



Hard to watch.
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Jeez louise, this appreciation thread is turning into a bunch of people with hate-ons.



One thing I love about Gaga is how much her music gets appropriated by fans:



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