Lady Gaga Is The Walking Wounded, Lensed By Inez & Vinoodh For Vogue US October 2018

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Lady Gaga covers the October 2018 issue of Vogue US, styled in sensual glam looks by Tonne Goodman.  Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are behind the lens, with hair by Frederic Aspiras and makeup by Sarah Tanno.

On October 5, Warnes Bros. Pictures will release version #4 of the tragi-musical love story 'A Star Is Born', starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Vogue's Jonathan van Meter writes

The first version came out in 1937, starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, followed by Judy Garland and James Mason in 1954 and Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson in 1976. Gaga thinks of it less as a remake than as a “traveling legacy.” Directed by Cooper, in his debut, the film is remarkably assured, deeply engaging, and works on several levels: as a romance, a drama, a musical, and something else entirely, almost as if you’re watching something live, or documentary footage of a good old-fashioned rock-’n’-roll concert movie. 

“I wanted to tell a love story,” says Cooper, “and to me there’s no better way than through music. With music, it’s impossible to hide. Every fiber of your body becomes alive when you sing.” As Sean Penn said, after seeing the film more than once, “It’s the best, most important commercial film I’ve seen in so many years,” and he described the stars as “miracles.” Cooper and Gaga, and the film itself, are likely to be nominated for all manner of awards."

Sitting in Gaga's house in Malibu, Van Meter goes on and on and on about Cooper. LOL Wait up! He just noted that Gaga held her own with Cooper.  Miracle of miracles, apparently. The soundtrack will be released the same day as the movie, and because this is a Lady Gaga production, "she has had a big hand in it". Hmmm, wouldn't yah think? I mean the girl can do something right. She CAN sing and she knows how to make songs that appeal to zillions of people who adore her. But wait up, Cooper zooms back into view: "There were many writers and producers who worked on different songs, but the brain trust was Gaga and Cooper, working closely with the blues-oriented producer and songwriter Ben Rice and Lukas Nelson, who’s Willie’s son." Whew! At least Gaga came before Cooper in the Lady Gaga Production brain trust. 

Now for Gaga: she is a multi-paragraph, basket case: we know little about her new boyfriend Christian Carino -- first things first. Same paragraph we hear abut her being sexually assaulted as a teenager. I think we know that for about 20 years. Come on Jonathan. Give us some new and exciting insights about Lady Gaga. Throw her a meaty bone and let her talk. Enough of you; we want to hear from her. 

Okay, she makes an appearance in #MeToo, but scratch that. Does she have an opinion? Nope. We're on to her PSTD and mental health issues. Pain. The woman's got pain. Like we know all that, too, Jonathan. Women know about all these issues, one part of the life of an enormously talented woman. She is not defined exclusively by her pain. How about talent? How about Trump? How about resistance? Are their any accomplishments? Any wisdom learned along the way?

Nope. We're onto the fibromyalgia and extreme nerve pain caused by fibromyalgia. Amazingly, the walking basket case known as Lady Gaga somehow made it through the filming of this new movie with the real star Bradley Cooper.  How she made it to Venice for the film festival two weeks ago is a major miracle. I saw her strutting around in the new Celine collection from her buddy Hedi Slimane. Now I'm thinking that Bradley Cooler was carring her on his back, and they just cropped him out of the shots to save her reputation. 

Okay, to be reasonable here (which is difficult in reading this interview) Lady Gaga gets a nice almost last paragraph, while letting out a "mordant chuckle" before the Mister Softee truck sound enters HIS consciousness.