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September 13, 2010


Watching Gaga on the VMAs

Lady Gaga in her meat dress at the VMAs

Gaga's total domination of all media continued last night with a record number of VMA wins, a predictably bonkers line-up of ever-changing outfits for her acceptance speeches, and then an unpredictably crazy/gross/brilliant final appearance in a meat dress. And for anyone who might have doubted her formidable vocal chops, a spontaneous performance of the chorus of her next record [video].

I sat there watching her, wishing I could be 15 years old. So that while watching Gaga in her meat dress, belting out a few bars with tears streaming down her face, my mind could just be happily blown, instead of trying to figure out how I fit into the Nostalgic High School Misfit demographic that a record company marketing team has surely mapped out.

In one example of today's onslaught of gossip site reactions to the dress, Hollywood Gossip did a little piece with a "Tasty or Tasteless?" poll for readers. But since this is a celebrity outfit at an awards ceremony, they also did their standard "Get This Look!" feature, where you can hover over the photo and see where you can buy affordable versions of the clothes and accessories the star is wearing.

I really, really wish the link to the dress went to a wholesale butcher, but in a spectacular missing of the point, it actually goes to a conventional burgundy-colored little floral dress that's made of silk, not slabs of beef.

categories: Celebrities, Music, TV
posted by amy at 12:10 PM | #

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Re: the dress... http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bryanburnett/undertones.jpg

Yes, we are being targeted. Our demographic. I think this is the natural progression from car companies using songs by the Cure & Cocteau Twins in commercials. Our buttons are being pushed. I want to resent her for it, but the 15-year-old inside me wants to be one of her little monsters.

Posted by: Pam at September 14, 2010 12:53 PM

I'm totally one of her little monsters, even if her primary target demographic is Current High School Misfits and boys who wear face glitter.

Posted by: amy at September 14, 2010 2:00 PM

Also I need to find that meat fabric. Thank you, Undertones!

Posted by: amy at September 29, 2010 10:30 AM

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