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.
She's coming for your daughters.