Lady Gaga has said herself that she is halfway between fantasy and reality. That’s because we see Lady Gaga. We will never see Lady Gaga in jeans and a starbucks coffee, or on a jog down Hollywood BLVD because that would be Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Not Gaga.
She (Gaga) is a character. Like we are all characters. So is Stefani. So is Jo Calderone. So is Yuyi. Human beings are characters. And hers (Stefani) are wildly fanciful.
That is why I enjoy her latest works, and her various personas so much more, in comparison to her earlier albums. I feel like Stefani has been able to craft what is Gaga so much more. Take for instance Jo Calderone. It’s a drag king persona crafted by Stefani. Or maybe even Gaga.
Jo was at the VMAs. The character of Jo. Not Gaga. Not Stefani.
The blur between Stefani and Gaga is broad, yes. But that’s what makes her so interesting. Where and when do the lines cross? Have we ever seen Stefani in the spotlight? Will we ever?
Take a listen to Lady Gaga from Just Dance, and then look at her now. Yes, it is still her, but she has pushed her creativity. And because of her wild popularity, people will pay attention to what she can do, so she uses that to her advantage.
This popularity gives her the advantage to showcase what so many of us do. A person’s uniqueness can shine in their everyday life so easily. And that is what Stefani has done. It’s just that with her, everyone can see it 24/7.
Where will she be going with this? Who the fuck knows?
this early afternoon I had a lovely picnic with the theatre department. twas delicious. buuuuuuut the main festivities were to come.
so my beautiful friends and I drove to Pineville, and then took the train into Charlotte for PRIDE!!!
vendors were everywhere, every clique of gay was there. it was fabulous.
and then…Jessica Wild performed.
I mean, we saw her last night at the Scorpio. BUT WE SAW HER AGAIN. and then she threw out 3 of her CDs into the audience, WHICH I CAUGHT ONE OF THEM. and then we went for pictures, and Jessica learned we were all leaving the same way, so she was like, “can we [jessica and her fag-hag/manager] walk with you?”
AND SO THEY DID.
we strolled around charlotte and spoke with jessica wild for a few mintues, got in a video that is going on her website, and are now snuggled in our apartment watching some RuPaul. I love this weekend.