That’s right Lady Gaga’s a man!
Ok, not really, but if you saw the VMAs on MTV you know exactly what I’m talking about. Gaga showed up to the VMA’s dressed a dude! Gaga’s known to push the limits of dress, style, and show appearances, but I doubt anyone expected her to show up as a man. She called her male persona “Jo Calderone” who made her look like she had walked off the sets of “Grease” from the 1970s!
A few days before the VMAs went live, Lady Gaga’s creative director, Laurieann Gibson, spoke to MTV News to explain Gaga’s decision to stay in character the whole show –
“The idea of Lady Gaga being a performance artist — and it’s starting the performance on the red carpet and the idea that the performance never ends for her — is the first time I’ve experienced this with an artist… I love it. That’s something that is specific to her, and the whole night was the performance, and it was important that Jo was a part of the whole night..”
Gotta give Gaga some mad props though because she did a great job acting as a male. I’m sure some people probably didn’t even realize it was Gaga! It was funny how dedicated she was to staying in character because she (or should I say “he”) even hit on Britney Spears when she went to collect her award. Plus, the gender-bender seemed an appropriate way for Gaga to receive her award for her hit single, “Born this way.” The amazing thing was that Gaga never broke character… not even once! I guess it beat wearing a meat dress?
Gaga definitely proved her point that all you need to succeed is devotion to your art form! However, I think that at least when presenting Britney’s award to her, she should’ve reverted back to her normal (I use that term lightly) Gaga avatar. After all, it was supposed to be Britney’s moment, but Britney barely got any words out since “Jo” was hitting on her and trying to kiss her. I’m sure Britney wished Madonna had been there instead! Seriously though, it was all a bit awkward the way “Jo” was stumbling around while Britney tried to thank MTV and her fans. I think this was one moment that needed Kanye’s help and interruption!
Wonder what Gaga will do next year… Just had a random thought – what if Gaga married Kanye?!?