I don’t really have words for this

Lady Gaga. What went wrong?

I get it. You’re witty, sometimes pretty and certainly bright. But dude, really?

And as I watched Judas, I was suddenly struck by the uncanny resemblance to a certain gender-bender rock-star icon whom I love…

Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Hmmm, I’m sensing you’re not familiar. Shame.

Hedwig is an interesting, awesome, rockin’ movie and clearly a cult icon. If you haven’t seen it, you should. But only if you’re cool and can handle people who aren’t just like you.

But anyways, back to the main point. Obviously Lady Gaga and Hedwig are brothers from another mother.

Seriously, is there any doubt?

I leave you with some of my fav Hedwig lines, because if I didn’t it would be a crime:

Tommy: Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour?
Hedwig: No, but I… I love his work.

——–

Hedwig: One day in the late mid-eighties, I was in my early late-twenties. I had just been dismissed from University after delivering a brilliant lecture on the aggressive influence of German philosophy on rock ‘n’ roll entitled ‘You, Kant, Always Get What You Want.’ At 26, my academic career was over, I had never kissed a boy, and I was still sleeping with mom. Such were the thoughts flooding my tiny head on the day that I was sunning myself… in an old bomb crater I had discovered near the Wall. I am naked. Face down, on a broken piece of church, inhaling a fragrant westerly breeze.
[sees the golden arches of a McDonald’s sign over the wall]
Hedwig: My God I deserve a break today.

—-

Hedwig: How did some slip of a girly boy from communist East Berlin become the internationally ignored song stylist barely standing before you?

~L

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