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Quotables: Lady Gaga IS Theatre

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“Art is a lie. And every day I kill to make it true. It is my destiny to exist halfway between reality and fantasy at all times. They call me “theatrical,” but I posit profusely that I am theatre, and that theatre is me. I am a show with no intermission. It is this thing that summons me from the depths of reality and reminds me that the power of transformation is endless. That I (we) possess something magical and transformative inside?—??a uniqueness and specialness waiting to be exiled from the depths of our identity. I have said before that I am a master of escapism, which many attribute to my wigs, performances, and my natural inclination to be grand, but perhaps that is also a lie. Maybe I am not escaping. Maybe I am just being. Being myself.”

Lady Gaga reaches new heights of pretentiousness in her latest article for V Magazine.

I never wanted Lady Gaga to get to me like this. Of course I dislike her and of course I can’t stand the vast majority of her music, but honestly, I feel a little bit of rage. To be fair, it’s probably because I’m so fragile from Harry Potter, but Jesus, would I love to just punch her in the throat.

In case you haven’t heard, I positively adore theatre, I couldn’t even begin to tell you how much. And I could probably respect the hell out of this quote if, you know, it didn’t come from the girl who sings the absolute dumbest songs and is just a damn joke. I can’t even stand it. I’m going to have to walk this one off, you guys.

Feel free to bash Lady Gaga and/or praise the magic of theatre in the comments!

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  • omfg “I am a show with no intermission” is the most terrifying thing I have ever read. Emily!!


  • Thank you Emily for voicing my thoughts exactly. How anyone who puts diet coke cans in their hair as rollers thinks they are some sort of new and innovative style of ongoing theatre blows my mind.

  • whenever i see her i want to stick forks in my eyes and her music makes my ears bleed. her 15 minutes has to be done soon…she is NOT the new Madonna, so quit tryin’!

  • She obviously is doing right if she can evoke such strong emotion from you all – she keeps coming up with new things at least. I doubt very highly she meant it LITERALLY – but you have to agree she is putting on a show always!
    * Yes Harry Potter is wonderful I’m sure…but really posts everyday on a celebrity gossip site? Now this evokes strong emotion in me*

  • I hate her. She’s just awful in so many respects. There was a quote where she insinuated that McQueen “planned it all” when he killed himself and she “apparently” wrote born this way exactly when he died. Yes gaga, McQueen killed himself to benefit your career.

  • She is nothing more than a fleeting tableaux at the most. Also she is very young, drunk and on drugs and should not be quoted. She is the embodiment of the 1980’s performance art recipe: gather a collection of clash-able objects and “sew” them together for shock value and the illusion of brilliance.