Lady Gaga: “I can actually mentally give myself an orgasm”


New York Magazine’s newly released cover and cover story is all about Lady Gaga. It’s not just a profile on all things Gah however – it’s actually a fascinating read about the transformation of an Italian Catholic school girl named Stefani into the first fully-formed, pop music icon ready to take over Madonna’s mantle. It’s a lengthy piece (here for the full article) with lots of interesting details about Gaga today versus the Stefani of five years ago. Gaga explains: “I went through a great deal of creative and artistic revelation, learning, and marination to become who I am. Tiny little lie? I wanted to become the artist I am today, and it took years.” What I find most interesting though is the constant ghost of Madonna throughout this article – and in Gaga’s own career. New York sums it up quickly:

Gaga’s presence also introduces the formerly unthinkable idea that Madonna, another voracious Italian girl, may really, truly, finally be on her way out. Her new look is an appropriation of Madonna’s circa “The Girlie Show” and “Blonde Ambition” (the darkened brows, the platinum-blonde hair, the red lips), and her music-video director, Jonas Åkerlund, is a major latter-day collaborator of Madonna’s. But the two are very different: Madonna hasn’t had a sense of humor about herself since the nineties, where Gaga is all fun and play. At her core, she’s a young art-school student, full of optimism and kindness, childlike wonder at the bubble world.

Though she may not be bisexual herself—of the many friends of hers interviewed for this article, not one of them recalls her ever having a girlfriend or being sexually interested in any woman offstage—her politics are inclusive, and she wants to promote images of as many sexual combinations as are possible on this Earth. Gaga says she’s a girl who likes boys who look like girls, but she’s also a girl who likes to look like a boy herself—or, rather, a drag queen, a boy pretending to be a girl. There’s little that gives her more pleasure than the persistent rumor that she is a hermaphrodite, an Internet rumor based on scrutinizing a grainy video. That’s not Madonna. Madonna wouldn’t pretend she has a penis.

But that’s the genius of Gaga: her willingness to be a mutant, a cartoon. She’s got an awesome sense of humor, beaming tiny surreal moments across the world for our pleasure every day.

[From New York Magazine]

I had never thought about it that way – that Madge’s fatal flaw was that she took herself too seriously. But it’s true! I’m just not sure how apt the whole “Madge = humorless, Gaga = fun times” equation is. Gaga seems to take herself seriously too – and she seems to enjoy taking on the crazy affectations that Madge enjoys too. But for now, yes, I do think Gaga is definitely more fun. Not only would Madge never pretend to have a dick, Madge wouldn’t wear a diamond-encrusted lobster on her head. At least, not unless the diamond-encrusted lobster manufacturer was paying her. Maybe that’s another difference between Madge and Gaga: Madge manipulated pop culture for profit, for business, because at heart, Madge is one of the smartest businesswomen around. But Gaga? I don’t really think of her as a businesswoman. Maybe she is. Maybe she’s being very smart about her money and her business and how she spends. But I think she might have the heart of tortured artist rather than a cash register.

Oh, one last thing. Gaga is talking about how she took acting classes when she was a kid, and she said this hilarious sh-t: “I remember the first time that I drank out of an imaginary coffee cup. That’s the very first thing they teach you. I can feel the rain, too, when it’s not raining. I don’t know if this is too much for your magazine, but I can actually mentally give myself an orgasm. You know, sense memory is quite powerful.” No comment!

New York Magazine cover courtesy of CoverAwards.

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  1. crab says:

    I think her Lady Gaga bits are showing in that sheer white lace costume!

  2. mojoman says:

    “I can actually mentally give myself an orgasm”

    Yeah, and I can actually give myself a hernia looking at her!

  3. canadianchick says:

    I like Gaga I’d say she’s more kooky than Her Madgesty. Something a little “I could use some lithium for my manic phase” about Gaga.

  4. scotchy says:

    ha ha ha mojoman, ha ha ha.

  5. The Damn Nation says:

    She isn’t Madonna, she’s Elton John when he was fun and bald and sunglassed and dressed in bejewelled jumpsuits Liberace would have dismissed as “too drag”.

    Sadly, there always comes a day when artists want to be taken seriously and it’ll happen to Gaga too.

  6. krissy_kitty says:

    I fell in LOVE with GaGa’s music 2yrs ago. I think it is fun, different, and you have to admit that she is ground breaking (to me at least). I realized very early on that her “costumes” are to detract attention away from he nose. This Lady will try anything at least once. I think she is a very brave young Lady and I hope she continues to make music that is innovative and fun!

  7. DD says:

    Evertime there is a picture of her showcasing her vadge, I have to look away. I might like her more if I wasn’t grossed out by all of her underwear costumes.

  8. Victoria says:

    ha ha ha ha ha!!! “I am willing to say(and wear) ANYTHING to get attention”

  9. GatsbyGal says:

    Wow, lucky bitch! And yeah, I believe it’s possible…I’ve had some in my sleep before. Tmi?

  10. danielle says:

    I’ve thought for quite awhile now that Madge’s huge flaw was her lack of sense of humor. She does not seem fun to me at all.

    And I like Gaga.

  11. Tia C says:

    I wish this ridiculous chick with the retarded wardrobe would just go away…I don’t care about her at. All.

  12. Larissa says:

    I dream of o world that I won´t be exposed to that woman´s crotch every 10 seconds ffs!

  13. Just a Poster says:

    Crab I think so.

    Ugh.. I woke up late, just finished my first cup of java and even I saw the tender parts.


  14. princess pea says:

    Why are we comparing a woman who’s just made it with a decades-long success? “Madonna hasn’t had a sense of humor about herself since the nineties…” when she had already been in the business, at the top of the charts, for over ten years. “Gaga is all fun and play” because she’s still brand spanking new and trying to build up what Madge has had for years. It seems like comparing Taylor Lautner to Clint Eastwood.

  15. Steeze says:

    how can you look at these pics and say shes awesome? i will never get it. never. her music sucks balls. the lyrics could be written by a three year old and her wardroble looks like trash to be worn by trash. the end.

  16. heb says:

    I wish I could do that

  17. scotchy says:

    @steeze my feelings exactly.
    as another poster said, blame the 15 year olds that buy her shit. now we are stuck with it, until someone else comes along, shouldn’t be much longer.

  18. Maritza says:

    She really is getting annoying to look at.

  19. gg says:

    I actually am fascinated with the white penicillin outfit.

    99% of her outfits look uncomfortable and next to impossible to keep on without constant adjusting. She should stop previewing every single video outfit when she goes out to dinner, and get some designers that pay attention to the form of an actual human body.

    Other than that, she’s a marketing genius.

  20. Huma says:

    Without being a crude jerk….is it just me or in that first pic of her in the bottom collection….can you see labia?!

    Jesus. Where are my pearls? I must go clutch them.

    (AND I’M *HER* AGE.)

    Well, almost the age she claims she is. If anyone REALLY believes that she’s only 24. 😛

    That being said, I enjoy her as a performer. She’s insane. And even my super conservative, super traditional, very straight and narrow Muslim father will lower his voice in awe when he’s talking about the Gaga character that she’s created and be like, “She’s a GENIUS.”

    AHAHAHA. The first time he said that I damn near fell out of my chair. Bahahahaha.

  21. hatsumomo says:

    GatsbyGal, Yeah! I’ve had those dreams too! And it really does feel as though its real. I tried explaining it to my man and he thinks its the girl’s version of a guy’s ‘wet dream’. Then suspiciously asked if I’d been holding out on him!

  22. LisaLisa says:

    Oh puuuleeease!! Who can’t do that?!?!!! LMFAO!!

  23. fizXgirl314 says:

    Oh shut the eff up….

  24. fizXgirl314 says:

    Innovative and ground breaking? Really? Talk about low standards… And while some people may be insecure about one body part or another, they don’t wear trash cans and such to distract people from it… That theory is a little bit… CRAP… I think she wears stupid outfits (which by the way does not require any talent to throw on an effed up outfit so I don’t exactly know what her intention is and why people buy into the undeserving hype) because she makes millions through sensationalism and that’s about the entirety of it… She’s lame, her music is lame and the entire pop industry is lame and I’m glad I actually have some intelligence and discerning taste to avoid this crap…

  25. moo says:

    I think she would KILL for attention!!! Damned near done everything else, it seems….


  26. yeahRight says:

    Bah. All created by an image consultant who knows you have to raise the bar to absurdity. The next big pop icon will hit the media dressed as a carrot, topless and walking backwards.

  27. Emily says:

    Man, the fun I’d have if I could do that mentally… Work would go by so much faster.

  28. Tazina says:

    I don’t care about the image she projects. That’s her deal, not mine. I like her music which is all that matters.

  29. Annabelle says:

    aahahaha dressed as a carrot. I love it!

    Yea I don’t think she is genius at all, someone seriously explain to me how she is a genius? Being an attention wh0re is not genius….. i get that she is “artistic” but since when does dressing in weird outfits make you a genius? if that’s all it takes, i was a genius at the age of two o0ho00o

  30. Richi says:

    Her “IDEA” of fashion is disgusting!!! did i see right-i think her “bits” are showing in that lasey out fit!!