Lady Gaga

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.

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  • 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

Homage –

Video pays homage to Quentin Tarantino films with a number of references:

Titles

Titles are similar to Jackie Brown – Tarantino likes to use 70′s style bubble fonts

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Pussy Wagon – actual one used in Kill Bill Vol.1

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Inglourious Basterds – Von Hammersmark’s plaster cast –

 

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Pastiche – of Pop video / Prison drama / Tarantino

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Choreographed dance routine – Pop music video convention like Michael Jackson / Madonna

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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

 

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