Five Feet Two succeeded far better than most hype movies, and that is not because Lady Gaga is in fact any more honest than your average pop star, it is because Lady Gaga was previously much more cautious. She is developed a great sense of humor, telegraphing little surreal moments into the world every day for our enjoyment–like that giant bow made out of her hair that she put on her head last year. According to Kelefa Sanneh at The New Yorker, Lady Gaga is leading a way for truculent pop stars, treating her celebrity status as a developing art project. By the time Lady Gaga had settled on a stage name, her style was already extravagant.

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Lady Gaga

Because even though Stefani Germanotta had the talent to have a career in music, Stefani Germanotta was never going to sell out arenas or book the halftime show at the Super Bowl. We could, at the very least, look at Lady Gagas choices, and get some insight into how a single gifted individual can stand out from the pack of gifted individuals and become a superstar. Not surprisingly, trying to sort myth from fact in the amazing story of 19-year-old Stefani Germanottas meteoric rise from cute Upper West Side girl to biggest star in a generation is kind of like trying to sort out vapour trails from a streaking comet. Unfortunately, Lady Gagas initial taste of true success was brief.

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Born This Way was not just a smash hit, but its title track became something of a rallying cry for the homosexual community, something that the then-19-year-old Stephani Germanotta has been vocally advocating for years. Years later, Stefani, better known today as Lady Gaga – the biggest, craziest, least predictable pop star on the planet – told a journalist that evening, her alter-ego came into being, fully formed. Before an interview, I would assumed someone with a stage name like Lady (Lady Gagas given name is Stefani Joanne Germanotta) would be a little standoffish — it is a tactic that most nervous young musicians adopt at the prospect of their first proper interviews, anyway.

Attending a Lady Gaga concert in Japan, professor Mathieu Deflem was suddenly approached by Japanese fans, who called him Gaga sensei, translating as the professor Gaga, and asked to pose for photos and autographs. Professor Mathieu Deflem was also subjected to much criticism for admitting being a fan of Lady Gagas music. He had the idea of creating a course that looked at Lady Gagas rise to stardom–and looked at it sociologically–in summer 2010, and was given the green light to develop it.

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If Lady Gaga follows through, There could have been 100 people in the room, During the time of A Star is Born, There were huge mobs of fly that kept following me, I really believed that they were sent by Patrizia Reggiani, and I could only imagine what she would have done with Harley Quinn. Never mind that we now have several Harley Quinns on rotating duty throughout the media landscape, we just cannot bear losing Lady Gaga for months on end to fulfill all of the crazy character idiosyncrasies that director Todd Phillips is sure to require. In fact, I have never seen a pop star be so worried about what the Lady Gaga critics are saying about her.

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is not terribly convincing here, she is faithful to character and there is some sense of what makes her controversial, but it does not come off particularly memorable or likeable, and Lady Gagas vocal performance is flat and rather uncharming in its own right. Of the “Lisa Goes Gagas” episode itself, though, the one standout moment is Lisa going crazy over Lady Gaga, which is one of the rare attempts at depth, emotional impact, and creativity in not only this episode, but in all of the subsequent episodes, and is the one scene that has some hints at Lady Gaga being a normal person instead of some kind of megastar. Now, I understand that Gaga has only had two #1 hits and has kinda recovered from the loss in 2013, but like I said, I just cannot believe how she lost everything in one breath having been ruling the world, though Gaga managed to pick herself up, even though Gaga managed to pick herself up, which incidentally took her years.

Just because Lady Gaga is the first ****ing artist in 25 years that thinks about getting my songs played on Top 40 radio does not mean that I am plagiarizing, it means I am ****ing clever.

Instead, “Born This Way” is remembered by critics today as the stepping stone to Gagas career, and the beginning of the downhill slide that Lady Gaga has not yet fully recovered from. Yet listening back to it a half-decade later, it is clear the album was Lady Gagas most ambitious musical endeavor to date, as well as a sharp reminder of the power of media to make, and then undo, an artists reputation. Ironically, bears that same way, even in its soured relationship with Madonna, another queer icon, whom she famously called Lady Gagas music reductive after vigilant listeners made comparisons between the smash hit and Madonnas Express Yourself. In 2008, Lady Gagas fiance, Rob Fusari, brought Gagas to Interscope Records, not as a singer, but as a songwriter, and out of that — the star was born.

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