Gaga Wisdom: Words from the Lady, Part 3
Pop music critic Ann Powers is sharing tidbits from her recent, revealing interview with the primal force known as Lady Gaga, leading up to her three sold-out performances at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Dec. 21-23. Check Pop & Hiss daily for another pearl from the girl. (We missed Thursday, so expect two today.)
Here she provides a randy explanation for her new song, "Monster."
"This is more of a juvenile, feminine way of writing about music -- I wrote a song about a guy who has an abnormally big [penis]. Which is kind of comical, you and your girlfriends sit around and talk about your love lives, joking, and that’s what the song was about. It’s about being out with your girlfriends and you see a guy across the room and you say, 'Do you know who that is? He keeps looking at me?' And she says, 'I might have [had sex with] him, but I don’t remember. Maybe.'
"So I’m reversing the roles; the woman is the powerful, sexual one: 'I don’t know whether it happened; it might have, but all I can tell you is that boy’s a monster.' And it’s for me as I traveled around the world, met different men and women and discovered ... I’m not gonna lie about my activities. I, as a woman, felt empowered. And I’ve had a lot of bad relationships, and I’ve stopped caring about love. I just don’t care. I care about myself and my health and I’m very safe, but I’ve been kind of – I hold the key, right?
"But in another way, sex is the monster. Sex is the evil. Sex is the thing that is deceiving and can devour you and breed more insecurity. That became another [point], 'That boy is a monster, stay away. He ate my heart and ate my brain.'"
-- Ann Powers
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