“LET THE JOYOUS NEWS BE SPREAD! THE WICKED OLD SWIFT AT LAST IS DEAD!”
— Lady Ga of Ga
(Okay, she didn’t REALLY say that Taylor Swift was dead on the AMA’s tonight. But if she HAD, it would’ve been the only thing Lady GaGa could have possibly done that would’ve made me happier* than her twisted “tip of the hat” to The Wizard of Oz did at the GMAs earlier this year. That’s right, it was a GaGa/Garland smack-down. And I think Judy would’ve been pleased with her “horse of a different color” entrance on the red carpet tonight.)
As the great Lady of Ga took on the Lady of Gar(land) at the GMA’s, it was as if the planets suddenly aligned in the gay-icon, pop culture cosmos. After all, when the fans of Garland and the fans of GaGa can find common ground, then surely there is hope for the partisan bickering on Capitol Hill.
I ADORE young singers like Perry and GaGa for being EPIC. For being larger than life. They (or their “people” at least) have been injecting a highly theatrical aesthetic into pop music. And it’s about time. More, please!
And though I am not a 20 year old pop singing diva, I like to think that I played an infinitesimally tiny role in paving the way for these gals. I have played both Judy Garland, and a geisha. I think I was ahead of my time, rocking THE GEISHA and the DOROTHY wayyyyy before these gorgeous young smartypants-pop singers did. As evidence of my immeasurable contribution to their collective, creative genius, I submit to you….
EXHIBIT A: THE GEISHA (2013 vs 2002)
EXHIBIT B: THE DOROTHY!
Ok now if Exhibit B were a “Who Wore It Better?” competition in US Weekly magazine, I MIGHT have a shot at TAKING this round.
Want more clips of Mary performing as Judy Garland? Then click your heels three times, and then click here.
In closing… Katy? GaGa? You’re welcome. And keep doing what you’re doing. You’re both amazing. And I’m glad I could be such a pivotal influence on your fabulousness. 🙂
Click here for some spectacular images of “Gaga Oz.”
*Let me state for the record that I do NOT wish death on Taylor Swift. I couldn’t even hum a Taylor Swift tune if you paid me. But it DOES seem that a lot of OTHER people just HATE that poor girl.