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Lady Gaga’s Naked Bondage Polaroids Make Us Feel Weird

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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?