Why Did Lady Gaga Attend VMAs as Jo Calderone?
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 12:04:54
MTV News spoke to Lady Gaga's creative director Laurieann Gibson about why Gaga did not break character at all at the 2011 VMAs, where she showed up as her greasy-haired, trouser-wearing alter ego Jo Calderone from the "You & I" video.
"The idea of her being a performance artist -- and it's starting the performance on the red carpet and the idea that the performance never ends for her -- is the first time I've experienced this with an artist," Gibson said. "I love it. That's something that is specific to her, and the whole night was the performance, and it was important that Jo was a part of the whole night."
US Weekly reported that Gaga even wore a prosthetic penis in effort to be as real a drag king as possible. Did you dig Lady Gaga as Jo Calderone or did you wish she would have "been herself" and worn an outrageous fashion ensemble?