Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gaga Loves Chachi

I really like these photos of Gaga on the beach in Hawaii with her boyfriend, Speedy. She looks totally different (obvs) when she's not in character. In fact, this isn't even Gaga on the beach, really--it's Stefani Joanne Germanotta, the girl from Yonkers (clearly, Lady Gaga hails from somewhere more exotic...such as Outer Space).

I like the way SJG approaches the whole idea of fame. To her, fame doesn't involve confessional songs about her "real" self. It's more about becoming an entirely invented persona, and writing and performing as this imaginary character. It's all about artificiality.

I see her as a performance artist who comprehends and plays with the artificial nature of fame itself.

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