Lady Gaga has finally put her streak of looking like crap to an end. Maybe it's the Terry Richardson effect, but she covers the May issue of Harper's BAZAAR and finally has some semblance of what she originally looked like when she rose to fame. Ya'know, sexy and stuff.
Except she still has those dang bones poking out of her head. What is really good with that, Gaga?
“[T]hey’re not prosthetics," she tells Derek Blasberg. "They’re my bones. They’ve always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am. They come out when I'm inspired."
"It’s a performance-art piece. I have never, ever encouraged my fans or anyone to harm themselves, nor do I romanticize masochism. Body modification is part of the overarching analysis of ‘Born This Way.’ In the video, we use Rico, who is tattooed head to toe [including a skull on his face]. He was born that way. Although he wasn’t born with tattoos, it was his ultimate destiny to become the man he is today.”
Uhhh... right. Look, we're not saying performance art is bad. One of the amazing things about your appeal, Gaga, is that you've been able to make performance art mainstream. A lot of that has to do with the fact no matter what you do, you're naturally kind of hot. Now it seems like the fame monster is trying so desperately to destroy the image people have of her. From a purely theoretical standpoint, we love that! Aesthetically, not so much. So for our sake, can you start looking hot again more often? This BAZAAR shoot is a start. Let's keep it going, please.