In an interview with the LA Times covered in Feministe Lady Gaga sez
"In my opinion, women need and want someone to look up to that they feel have the full sense of who they are, and says, ‘I’m great.’"
And now, two videos.
1. Lady Gaga Being Awesome (Dance in the Dark, live)
2. Glambert singing a song co-written by Lady Gaga it shouldn’t be possible not to love. It may not be the one that says "I was born with glitter on my face, baby clothes made from leather and lace" but it’s pretty rad none-the-less
And a final word from Lady Gaga:
But what is this freakishness, which she hopes to nurture? In songs like "Poker Face" and the new "Speechless," Gaga focuses on women as unreliable narrators, misunderstood or even unable to speak. When she presents herself as a cartoon character or a space alien, she explores old questions about gender, artifice and "reality" using the new language of social media, body modification and transgender sexuality.
These deep issues are her tools, as important to her art as the glitter and latex in which she shrouds herself. "If you’re on an island, stranded, and all you have is sticks and leaves and pineapples, you’re gonna make a boat out of sticks and leaves and pineapples," she said. "I view glamour and celebrity life and these plastic assumptions as the pineapples. And I spend my career harvesting pineapples, and making pies and outfits and lipsticks that will free my fans from their stranded islands."