“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!” - Woody Allen
I liked the concept of Lady Gaga’s alter ego for the “You and I” music video when it came out. In short, your second half is part of you, and that comes through in a lot of different forms. You can be angry as fuck and feel like you hate each other, but what’s inevitable can’t be avoided.
The second and colossally important statement about the character is that Gaga is dressed in drag. Many call Gaga a great alliance to the gay community, but she’s part of it. She has talked about her orientation in some interviews, but this was the most public expression.
I think the public tends to associate Gaga with gay men more closely than it does with the entire LGBT community. Women are also portrayed far less often in drag. So I think this one was for the ladies, and that’s why this performance was such a BFD.
Not to mention, the monologue was well written and wonderfully executed — I wish I could quote it, but the Internet isn’t fast enough for my brain.
And then I fell off my seat when Brian May came on. Everyone knows how I feel about Queen.