Lady Gaga and R. Kelly behind the scenes for their new music video “Do What U Want” directed by Me… coming soon!!
Lady Gaga and R. Kelly behind the scenes for their new music video “Do What U Want” directed by Me… coming soon!!
Lady Gaga covering CANDY Magazine, photo by Steven Klein.
To me this photograph is very vintage, you could see things like this going on back in 70s, as in public displays of nudity on films or photos, and its really beautiful and its artistic, but now in the present times people is so tight and close minded. People think that everything creative or artistic or strongly meaningful now is ‘shocking’ and that ‘shock’ is desperate attention seeking. When in truth, is just a form of self expression, it has a purpose behind it, it has a message, its full of emotions and full of ideas and references, and that is ART. But so many people now don’t care about Arts or about creativity or about hard work and discipline and study. And they definitely don’t care about the artist who puts his or her mind and heart on whatever it is that they do to make art. But rather focus on meaningless things and the gossip. Or people hate on everything, in everywhere because they think its so easy to share their opinion, no matter if they don’t even know the person they are targeting or if they don’t understand the subject they are looking at and its meaning or purpose, because they are on the internet behind a computer and nobody will come after them in reality, so there is no accountability for their actions. This is the World we are living now. How sad. And i know so many people is going to talk about this, and so many will say shit about Lady Gaga, and this nude photograph, but honestly, they only hate on the work of art because they just hate her based on everyone’s projections of her upon them. People believe what they read on blogs and the internet, and the rumors and what everybody else is saying, but the sources are all fake or made up, and lack a big understanding on the Arts and first of all of the artist, to really give a good constructive opinion or review on what they do, and why they do it.
You always need to listen to the artist and pay more attention to their work and also the process behind it, the practice, the rehearsal, the amount of thought behind every creative concept and every idea, and the talent to transform references and inspirations into something new and different, something fresh and original, or special. The same way it works for any designer and artist. You can’t really create things from a vacuum, without knowledge and references in nature, in art, in music, in fashion, in human history, in society, in pop culture, etc. That’s how it has always worked.
I think this is brilliant. And its so brave and upfront in the way she just doesn’t mind showing her hairy vagina and a mustache on her face on the cover of a magazine, when in our present you never see a public display of female hair in any kind of commercial female nude photographs or publicity at all. This is a very strong image indeed. Very powerful. And of course you can see the references behind, Dalí, Marina Abramovic, i would say even Andy Warhol, and his photographic style of work, its so good and i love this.
There is something about her and this photo that makes nudity seem so normal, we know she is famous, and some of us, as fans of Gaga, we sure know that this is the very first time we get a ‘proper’ sight of her intimate part, her vagina. Is not the first time she is naked in a photo shoot, but we had never seen her displaying her vagina like that before, sure there are times when we probably saw ‘skin’ here and there, on pictures. But that just made me think that before we wouldn’t even notice that much on it, when she was always fully shaved, to keep a clean and pure aesthetic maybe, and because as someone who wears so much fashion and underwear in public, its easier to change constantly and it looks better with certain small costumes. And because that is how the Fashion Industry is, if you are a famous person who is constantly photographed naked on fashion magazines and promotional photos. And so, before she was always censured with shadows, or a pose, or a piece of clothing, or a hand. And this is the first time we really say, wow, she is showing her vagina. But as i had conversations with other fans, we agreed it looks so natural, that is not that shocking anymore. Is surprising, but is not shocking, and the full photograph is really beautiful. I find so interesting that it seems so normal, but i think she is who makes it look that normal. And that is so great.
Maybe its her confidence, and the vintage quality of this picture, like you know that’s how females were in past decades and past centuries, they didn’t need to shave or wax their women hair to “be beautiful” or look more pure or anything. But the perception of beauty has changed so much over the years. Its now based on what we see on publicity, on TV, on magazines and on the internet. But this is a very false reality. And i’m not ashamed to say, from my artistic eye perspective, and as a straight female myself, that i find her way more appealing to look at and way more sexy this natural, with a natural female hair on her private parts, i find it to be very genuinely artistic, and retro, and there is nothing ‘fake’ or commercialized about it, and its the cover of a magazine too, but not meant to be like the other magazines, which create a false illusion of ‘natural beauty’ on people’s heads. More like this one creates a sense of confusion at first, its a change, its different, but there is still something attractive from all of it (and she is not the first one to be on this magazine posing as the opposite sex gender, men pose like women and women pose as men), or sometimes like in this case, is meant to be a hybrid, a mixture of both, female and male (funny how in the past they used to call her “hermaphrodite”, well now she gave the World the both sexes ‘hybrid’ they wanted to see, but she also shows them that she doesn’t have a dick) but she trends a Dalí-esque mustache as in hair on a female body. I think this is really fantastic. It takes pride in being a woman. Its really brave, really daring, really upfront and really provocative. And isn’t that what many great artworks in the past used to be, specially around 70s and with Pop Art? This here is really great, so great. It’s artistic, its full of meaning and emotion. And to me its really aesthetic, its visually attractive in this peculiar way, and its beautiful.
Photos of Gaga at the official GAGADOLL launch in Japan earlier today.
Gaga told reporters that the Hello Kitty doll she is holding in the pictures will be auctioned off to aid earthquake relief efforts and that only four GAGADOLLS were made.
And that’s how you wear flannel. lol
Btw only four Gaga dolls? well then, they must be very very expensive if they plan on selling them as ‘companions’ o_O ..they all are so cool, i specially love the one with the kimono & Japanese pipe. Gaga should get one for herself, (knowing her, she probably wont, cause they are very limited) for a future museum exhibit of all her clothes & props (if she ever plans on doing that) lol but she is already saving everything with than in mind, so it could happen one day. I just want to see one in real life one day, would be a shame if all of them went to private rich collector’s homes. (And creepy).
Oh and i love that Hello Kitty doll!, i love how every time she goes to Japan she gets a custom one with a real life look, she already has 2 from Born This Way, would be sweet if she saved that ARTPOP one for herself, but is even more sweet that she auctions it for a good cause ♥ she is a sweetheart.
High quality photos of the four GAGADOLLs that were made.
Just chillin’ with the Gaga Dolls.
I can tell she dressed them up herself xD i recognize her own accessories & clothes on them. They are so real looking GAWD!
You won’t use my mind.
This scene is everything! the anger and the pain reflected in those eyes… AH JESUS CHRIST! I LOVE THIS WOMAN!
Brushes with darkness, won’t help you create your destiny.
But ARTPOP could mean anything, ANYTHING.
Simple but Powerful.. ‘Less is More’.
Trees Burst Through Gallery Walls and Ceilings
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira’s powerful recycled wood art installations snake through their exhibition spaces like massive living trees that burst out of walls and through ceilings. Oliveira scours the streets of Sao Paulo to gather plywood, which he then separates into layers and combines to create his massive “tridimensionals” sculptures. The stunning mixed media pieces are a combination of sculpture, painting and architecture.
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! This photograph is really beautiful, Gaga always looks so amazing as well ♥ no but seriously, that is really a brilliant photo artistic effect, with that tunnel in the background with silver balloons.. WOW!
Gaga looking kawaii at the official GAGADOLL launch in Japan earlier today. スレイ。(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
OMGGGG!!!! KAWAII!!!!!!! ♥♥♥ I LOVE THE LOOKS OF THE GAGADOLLS! AMAZING! AND THEIR CLOTHES TOO xD (and u cant tell if she is real or one of the real size humanoid dolls too) LOL
MY REVIEW ON KATY’S ‘UNCONDITIONALLY’ AMA’s 2013 PERFORMANCE (AND GAGA’S ‘DWUW’ PERFORMANCE ON THE WAY TOO):
Okay now that i watched this properly, cause the first time i was watching Gaga’s red carpet Interview that happened to be at the same time, missed half of it, and i’ll say that I FUCKING LOVE THIS!!!!!! Oh Gosh there are so many things!!! so many elements on Katy Perry’s performance *sigh* Ok to start, yeah its very visual, so aesthetically beautiful, like happened with her Music Video, its all “pretty pretty pretty, Katy singing, pretty pretty, OMG so pretty.” I cant even make myself focus on her vocals, because i am too distracted with how beautiful everything is.
Now it really depends in how you see it, because for us, of course, if we even try to compare her with Gaga (and tbh there is no point of comparison, like Gaga is in Mercury & Katy is in Pluto.. so opposite) if u want to see the bad, you will point out the obvious facts like “everything is too overly produced, she is not too talented so she needs a saturation of elements surrounding her to make her performances special and memorable” or “she cant sing live”, as its always been said (and i believe she IS talented, but in her own way, she is just different than Gaga, but u know, if i just want to listen to good music and be entertained, and have fun, she always does a good job at that, maybe sometimes it gets a lil boring, but she does have a bunch of good hit songs, and she pulls out a good show, and i give her props) on that note, if i wanna judge it with positivism & see the good things, i really loved this performance, the visual elements, AND I’M A VERY HUGE FAN OF JAPANESE CULTURE, is one of my biggest weaknesses, so i’m not in a position to complain, i fucking love it!
I think my favorite part of all was when the lights go off, and its completely dark and then there’s very bright flashes on Katy while she is spinning with the umbrella, THAT LOOKED SO FUCKING GOOD!, i love that lighting effect, its fabulous! and i mean, there were so many beautiful elements, is like there’s so much going on and u dont know where to put your eyes on, some may look at Katy singing but i doubt it, cause your eyes are probably on her dancers with kimonos too, dancing with fans (and all the outfits are beautiful, its JAPAN duh!), and the guys in the drums, and the stairs and all that stunning scenography *dead* and the background screen visuals, like the lamps or the landscapes, and the stage illumination (those lights really help A LOT), oh and the artsy projected shadows.. (i mentioned too much already and not even finished) and the paper petals falling on the stage, the Japanese waves.. etc etc. But u cant really say its a saturation of completely different elements at the same time (kinda like a circus) because all of that is a very common ‘traditional’ looking Japanese scenario, and Japanese aesthetics & art its always meant to be super beautiful and eye catching and stunning and extremely visual (its like a beautiful fantasy) and i just cant say is “too much”, because for me, with Japanese is never too much, everything belongs and everything makes sense, its not separate & saturated each element on its own, but its all in the same scenario, same fantasy and its like a Theatre play, even though Katy is not a Theatre girl like Gaga is (with that background), i find so interesting and attracting to see all those elements going on, on a stage like the awards, and well i just love highly visual things, i enjoy it & i always obsess with small details, and there is so much detail on this, everywhere.. so i cannot ignore all of that, like if its not there and just say “MEH”.. i just get so caught by everything.
Now the big difference with Gaga & her performance, lol aside from the funny fact one was Japanese themed, and the other American themed, Gaga’s strength is clearly in her improved powerful vocals, u just cant complaint at her singing live, she kills it, plus, she did some acting, telling a story, plus of course dancing choreography, and there is this clear JFK & Marilyn reference which itself is so attracting, more close to the anniversary of JFK, but more than anything, the fact that she throws statements, things that are left for you to think about while the performance is going on AND after is done, so is not like, i’m amazed at what i’m looking and the moment is done, IS DONE. That’s all. It just lasted that moment (like Katy performance) but with Gaga u always have something left in mind to process xD and i love that about her, it makes my brain works.. and i think her message was very “in your face” so direct that it doesnt take much of a ‘seeking to grab the concept’ behind.
And i find funny that, in a really on purpose way, it begins in a humorous way, with her secretary speech, its feels like another SNL skit xD & then u are taken to the next act scene and have fun watching the choreo and the flirting of them (Gaga Monroe & R. Kelly President), but at the end it morphs into this dramatic & sad situation (and is like, ppl always have fun or laugh at celebrities -and famous artists-, enjoying their disgrace, their demise, the rumors, the gossip, and its morbid in the way people enjoy with the suffering of other people, its like a Roman Colosseum, let the Gladiators slay themselves and DIE, giving my thumbs down to everything, while i eat and drink all day and night in my very comfortable seat & enjoy the Roman Circus Maximum) but they are real problems, because they are not much different from you or me, it seems but is not, they are humans too, with all the flaws, the problems, the vulnerabilities and insecurities we also have, so laugh all you want, but then, you will face the raw truth underneath, her truth in a very honest moment.. you see the girl who innocently ignoring her future, she just sat at the piano playing music, because she just loves making music (also showing that the music, practice, discipline, talent, rehearsal, hard work, that is all what she is really about) in contrast with the negative newspapers headlines that has nothing to do with the artistry or with the music, headlines that are really garbage, a waste of time really, things that aren’t important at all, just things that people want to hear.. but that is the present, the sad truth we are living, and with this present moment, we also get a crying-performing Gaga screaming “DO WHAT U WANT WITH ME WORLD”. And isnt it so very sad? if this happened with her, it will probably happen with your children too.. is this what u want World?… and so, she leaves the question open…
BRILLIANT, its very meaningful, maybe it wasn’t as highly visual or ‘shocking’ as her previous live performances or as overly produced as Katy’s performance, but it told a story, and it left a very clear deep message. And that is what i take from it. As always. So yeah, there is really no way to compare them as “who was better?”, both are so different, but i loved both performances, i simply dont give a fuck about this “Katy’s vocals sucks” or her “lack of specialness” or whatever u wanna call it, i enjoyed the overproduced, high aesthetic visuals, (and who doesn’t love Japan?) it was very nice and tbh why not? >:/ Its entertaining, its show business, i think that’s the main purpose. She did very well. And this coming from a Little Monster. I love that both are good at entertaining people and making us happy. And that is all what we all should focus on, not the drama or the ‘fan wars’ or ‘Pop Stars wars’.. that’s bullshit, lets just enjoy the Music. And be kind to each other.
Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing my favorite Female Artist. ♥
And this is what ART is all about.
AMEN GODDESS! ♀
I imagine them doing this every single time she is at Elton’s Home, being the Godmother of Zachary and Elijah ♥
Oh God, i wish i was there to see it! why David never records them jamming the keys and singing? xD and look at their faces, they are like Gay Father & Gay Daughter! ♥ hahaha so much love & so much fun!