If you can't even recognize her how can you say it was different?
I can't see an original idea in the performance of yesterday, and I'm not the only one
Lady Gaga didn't copy Annie Lennox in the whole idea of what is performance: you see, Annie Lennox trademark appearance was that of an androgynous woman. She never stated she was playing the role of a man. Indeed, her role was that of an androgynous woman. But Gaga came as Jo; Gaga's trademark appearance is that of a feminine artist whose idea of fashion style, music and artistry is based on avant-gardism. But the moment you see Jo, you know Gaga's not there. Jo, just to say like that, is a whole different person within the body (the projector) that belongs to Stefani Joanne Germanotta. Jo is a full male, he's a homeboy, a macho, he's a man. He's not an androgynous woman. The idea of going as Jo to the VMA's is the ultimate explanation of what Born This Way means: you can be reborn (if you are born again, you surely come as a new person) as many times as you want because it is in you the inherent potential to become what you want to become. So, this is an endless birth: because there will always exist moment in your life that you feel like 'you need to change', that you need to be born again.
Annie Lennox drag was not a statement, it was merely a way to make the viewer question himself what gender she was, or what we consider that a female or a male must be. Jo's objective wasn't that: Jo is in the beginning of his speech stating that he is a man. The idea that you are born again also means that you believe so profusely that you actually convince others that you are a whole different person. He's objective isn't the same as Lennox's drag: his mission is to clarify and state what I said before and won't be tired of repeating: Jo's objective is an archetype of the dozens and billions of people that you could choose to become.
Originally posted by Jo Calderone
'Society's projection should not be your reflection. If you ever feel rejection, feel safe by my protection'
Annie Lennox drag =/= Lady Gaga's drag
Originally posted by Ramcoro
People will forget about Artpop a month after it is released.
-Rihanna should have performed. (Cheers/OG/WMN Medley)
-Demi should have performed.
-Gaga should have hired a better script writer to write her dialogue.
-LMFAO should have joined Chris Brown to shuffle to their song, Party Rock Anthem.
-Britney should have gotten a better tribute that didn't last a muther****ing minute and instead of introducing Beyonce she should have given her speech -commercial break- Beyonce performs.
-Pitbull should NOT have performed.
Boom! That would have been a more entertaining show.