“It’s a steamy, one-woman, one-sax player urban fantasia (that’s right, Clarence Clemons shows up!) and a showcase for Gaga’s retro streetwalker couture.”(Christian Blauvelt at Entertainment Weekly)
“retro streetwalker couture”??
I guess I’m a wanna be prostitute (and probably a slut!) for sitting through Lady Gaga’s new vid thinking “OMG that Gianna Versace strappy Xena Warrior Princess vest-thing is AWESOME. Don’t care if I have no idea where I’d wear it, I WANT!”
Last month, Entertainment Weekly’s Darren Franich went on at length about his doubts that Wonder Woman could ever be translated to a live action film because,“It’s simply impossible to imagine any take on the project that can address the character’s fundamental problem: She is meant to be an inspiring feminist icon, but she represents a vast array of things that feminism despises. By which I mean, she dresses like a stripper.”
Dear Christian Blauvelt, Darren Franich and Entertainment Weekly, kindly go back to your cave and take your sexist, slut-shaming fashion observations with you. You appear to have missed the fundamental point that judging a woman’s character, or ability to be a feminist icon (in real life or fiction), based on her fashion choices is what feminism despises… not women who dress as they please without feeling shame for not conforming to a misogynistic view that only women who dress modestly warrant respect.
Donatella Versace, who opened the Versace archives for Lady Gaga, making her the first person to wear Gianni Versace since his death, has kinder words for Lady Gaga’s choice of fashion, “I am greatly honored that Lady Gaga chose to wear a Versace Vintage look throughout her ‘Edge of Glory’ video. I am a great fan of hers and I believe that my brother Gianni would have appreciated her talent. Like him, Lady Gaga is unafraid to push boundaries and she has created an original vocabulary by merging fashion, music, theatre and art. For me, this video represents a wonderful tribute to anyone who is unafraid to take chances.”