lady gaga bbc interview

Here’s something you didn’t expect to feel today! Get ready to cry about Lady Gaga‘s relationship with sex.

We’re all pretty used to Lady G by now. She wears flying saucers on her head, she says absolutely crazy shit on a regular basis, she goes out in public dressed as the Lion King stuffed animal my mom ran over with the vaccuum when I was six. These days, it takes a lot for Gaga to shock us. Her recent interview with BBC does the trick.

The interview, which takes place on a set decorated with mummy ghost mannequins for obvious reasons, begins with two minutes of utter silence and ends with a lengthy monologue about fine art blah blah etc. I was expecting to roll my eyes– which I did, don’t get me wrong– but I wasn’t expecting to also get shot in the heart with legit sadness. The 27-year-old breaks character for a moment and reveals that she’s had a depressing background with sex.

My earlier experiences with sex were quite perverted and… scary. Terrifying, fear. It was a little bit sort of a terrifying thing for me.

Ugh. That’s so heartbreaking to hear. There’s something particularly rough about it coming from Gaga, too. It’s disorienting to imagine this larger-than-life figure suffering from honest human shit. She goes on to explain how she deals with her remaining issues in regards to sexuality:

I don’t particularly find myself to be very sexy, actually. In the beginning of my career, I think that some of this exploration of covering myself up and transforming into other icons was a sense of sexual freedom for me, because I felt quite numb by my experiences and I wanted to escape things.

I’m glad she’s finding a way to make some peace with her past. You’re tearing me apart, girl. Can I make you brownies or something?

The interview is far from a therapy session, though, and she gives us a few Original Recipe Gaga soundbites. Pop music is “masturbatorial” and she’s “wearing art like a hat,” and she says something about “meditative performance discipline.” She nearly falls asleep a few times. But I… think I like it. She’s finding a way for the Weird Art On Legs version of Gaga and the Breathing Human Stefani Germanotta version to coexist, and I’m sure that will have a positive impact on some of her young fans.

I sincerely hope she has good support and people to help her through this stuff. You can watch the whole interview here.

[Via eonline / Photo: BBC]