Is Lady Gaga a post modern feminist?
post modern feminist – does both things, breaks the rules extreme feminist, elements of both post modern and feminist breaking through.
Feminist – stepping up for women rights, equal opportunities. Gender/Sexuality – blurs together no boundary.
Bad Romance –
- Extreme as she is using her feminism to kill men with her bra at the end of the music video.
- Lady Gaga is selling herself to men then flips it and burns the man.
- All dressed up and made up to look pretty pushes to the extreme. (She is naked but her spin is being pushed on show) URGH!!!!! feminism and gender.
- Confusing the boundaries of human and non-human (its ment to be a sexy Alien)..
- boundaries – super sexy and distorted creepy. Women styling themselves.
- Lyrics – i want you ugly, i want your horror, i want your disease.
- Shoes even though they are horrible to wear and uncomfortable they are worn and shown of look show feminism.
- Showing her being drugged by women who are shown to be sexy and trough.
- Is she unwillingly objectified or is show wanting to be there to show herself off?
Lady Gaga – Telephone
Video pays homage to Quentin Tarantino films with a number of references:
Titles are similar to Jackie Brown – Tarantino likes to use 70′s style bubble fonts
Pussy Wagon – actual one used in Kill Bill Vol.1
Inglourious Basterds – Von Hammersmark’s plaster cast –
Pastiche – of Pop video / Prison drama / Tarantino
Choreographed dance routine – Pop music video convention like Michael Jackson / Madonna
prison drama, tarantino film
Intertextuality – Films, Comics, Videogames, Fashion, Consumer brands, Music videos
Self-referential – “Told you she didn’t have a dick” – internet rumours, Beyoncé wears Paparazzi glasses, start links with Paparazzi, music in prison yard, sister in video, titles, jump cuts, split screens
Fragmentation – music/dialogue, split screens,
Breaking rules – long video, film style opening titles, nudity, swearing
Duality – Beyoncé v Gaga, naked/covered up