In fact, just in judging from the conversations overheard with her entourage of people, Gaga has a delicately maternal, even girlish streak about her, albeit mixed with a penchant for quick-witted, slightly risqué double entendre.
[pullquote quote="So wonderful. There was so many families that don't get the opportunity to feel legitimized by the government and it really creates such a much more promising future for their children to feel welcome." credit="Lady Gaga on Gay Marriage"]Invariably, Gaga’s inspiration from years of going to salty New York jazzhouses, research into glitter rock culture, and blue-stocking theatrics shines through with every word and movement; Gaga is a living tribute to all her artistic muses.
Lady Gaga’s attention to cultural detail has inspired a sociology course at the University of Southern California called “Lady Gaga And The Sociology Of Fame,” which Gaga describes as a “wonderfully interesting art.”
“When you look back, movie stars sort of created their own sense of fame. Andy Warhol appropriated the fame of others in order to appropriate his own.”
“Especially in today’s media with social networking and cameras, everyone can take that same picture that the paparazzi used to take…It’s not so much about doing it as it is about embracing the art of it. And I think that’s what the course is about.”
One recent victim of fame and the self-destruction that often attaches itself to artists at the height of it is Amy Winehouse whom Lady Gaga didn’t know but says was a great inspiration:
“I didn’t know her…I loved her so much. I was nobody when she was first coming out. I have really dark hair and all the time on the street people would go, ‘Amy!’ And they would go, ‘Back In Black.’ They’d scream at me. I loved her and I just remember feeling like I wasn’t alone because she was so different and she was so special. It’s really devastating and I think it’s a lesson to the world: Don’t kill the superstar. Take care of her. Take care of her soul.”
Certainly, this is the reason why she inspires such vastly different types of people. One of the most dedicated groups within the Little Monster camp is the LGBTQIA community, which Carson asked about, mentioning Gaga’s stance on the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy and the legalization of gay marriage in New York:
[pullquote quote=" It's really devastating and I think it's a lesson to the world: Don't kill the superstar. Take care of her. Take care of her soul." credit="Lady Gaga on Amy Winehouse"]“Oh, man. It’s so great. Just one step closer to full equality. I’m really, really happy as a New Yorker that this marriage equality law, this bill is being passed…So wonderful.”
“There was so many families that don’t get the opportunity to feel legitimized by the government and it really creates such a much more promising future for their children to feel welcome.”
A fantastic, ingenious creature, Lady Gaga is still respectful and self-conscious. She does not take from her mentors; she is more a symbol of devoted approbation.
Carson asked Gaga if the line between fantasy and reality ever blurred for Gaga to which she replied, “No, it gets blurry for everyone else…When people say that., ‘Do you realize that you were doing that?’ I was like, ‘Yes, I did it.’ I say that to people a lot. I always say, ‘I’m not two different people. I don’t know why you talk to me like I am.’”