Lady Gaga’s Naked Bondage Polaroids Make Us Feel Weird

Remember the Vogue Hommes Japan cover with Lady Gaga clad in a dress of meat? Turns out that shoot also produced a series of Polaroids of a bound-and-gagged Gaga that never made it into the magazine. And it’s pretty clear why they were shelved: yes there’s nudity in them, but more incendiary than that, the shots take a woman known for being a strong female icon and reduce her to a vulnerable, unprotected mess Gawker describes as “looking like she is about to be raped.” (NSFW)

Here, Gaga’s posing like a sad, unshowered American Apparel model who’s being paid a hundred bucks to hang out on the floor of Dov Charney‘s basement. (I have been there once! It looks like this. Also, it’s a long story.) This is not the Lady Gaga I want. I want the Gaga who breaks out of prison to go murder people with Beyonce. And bathe.

I would go so far as to call this angle the “blow job angle.”

If Lady Gaga’s going to be involved in S&M imagery, she should be the one doing the dominating. After all, isn’t that what female icons are for?

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    • james

      So I guess she reached the Erotica phase. Right on track to completely copy Madonna.

    • ryuuchan

      OMFG LADY GAGA I LOVE YOU <3

    • Alex

      @james cause you know Madonna invented erotica. And please Madonna is the queen of thieves bitch stole everything from someone else. Who’s been sued and lost on counts of plagiarism, oh yeah MADONNA. So efff off. I do agree with the author though, Queen G you need to dominate since that is what you are doing in the Pop-Culture landscape :). Leave this stupid “i’m your slut” shit for pop-turds like Rihanna and Katy Perry. Love you Queen G!!!! :) (“)

    • Bryant

      …but these pics are old…like years old LMAO

    • Alex

      @james cause you know Madonna invented erotica. And please Madonna is the queen of thieves b(i)tch stole everything from someone else. Who’s been sued and lost on counts of plagiarism, oh yeah MADONNA. So efff off. I do agree with the author though, Queen G you need to dominate since that is what you are doing in the Pop-Culture landscape :). Leave this st(u)pid “I’m your sl(u)t” sh(i)t for pop-turds like Rihanna and Katy Perry. Love you Queen G!!!! :) (“)

    • Jena S.

      Lady Gaga is doing what SHE wants to do, not what people want her to do. If she’s submissive in nature then so be it. Isn’t that a woman’s right? Oh wait, you so-called ‘women’s rights” types are just hypocrites. She HAS to be a dominant in order to make you people happy. Well, there are a LOT more of us women embracing our submissive natures these days than the media would have you all believe. AND we are finding blissful hapiness with caring and dominant men (and women). Just look at the profiles on FetLife.

    • Jamie Peck

      I disagree. I think the fact that it subverts Gaga’s dominant image is what makes these photos powerful. She doesn’t want to be the same Gaga all the time! Also, you just KNOW she is topping from the bottom. A lot of subs are subs paradoxically because it makes them feel in control. I don’t really identify with this urge but I’ve talked to enough BDSM folk to know that it’s real.

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