Lady Gaga

 

Lady Gaga’s music isn’t always easily traced back to queer and sexual acceptance. It is more about how she presents herself. She isn’t your run-of-the-mill female performer who dresses in tight and ornate attire in an attempt to appear overly feminine and beautiful. No, in fact think back to her meat dress, or maybe her, “Born This Way” music video, and especially her many performances where she was dressed in drag. In every performance she has given, Gaga has tiptoed on the lines of male or female, heterosexual or homosexual, refusing to pick a side because in her performances, there aren’t any. “Gaga feminism advocates for being the fly in the ointment, the wrench in the machinery, the obstacle to the smooth, the seamless, and the quiet extension of the status quo,” (Halberstam 141). To be Gaga is to simply be anything. Anything you desire without restraint, and perhaps this is why she is Mother Monster. Slowly but surely, Gaga continues to tear down sexual norms and barriers.

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