Lady Gaga Kills It at the Oscars

87th Academy Awards, Oscars, Arrivals

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Lady Gaga came out looking like Cinderella with tats, and she even made Julie Andrews tear up.

The bisexual singing diva sang “Climb Every Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and other songs from “The Sound of Music,” which took the Best Picture Oscar half a century before, and at the Academy Awards her musical interlude was one of the highlights of the long awards show. Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous moments, and her blatant bisexuality, and yet she was surprisingly subdued in her presentation.

 

87th Academy Awards, Oscars, Arrivals
(with permission Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.)

87th Academy Awards, Oscars, Arrivals

(with permission Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.)

 

She didn’t warble her voice or try to do the “Sound of Music” tunes in any other way than the familiar way that Julie Andrews performed them herself. Andrews, you may not know, had throat surgery a while ago that damaged her vocal chords and probably couldn’t hit those notes anymore.

You could still see Gaga’s tattoos on the inside of her arm, and on her back, and in other places that sneaked through her beautiful white gown, but that only added to her unique presentation. She was classy, classic, and bi.

Lady Gaga is a proud bisexual, and it was a proud moment for bisexuals to see her in one of the most memorable moments of the 87th Academy Awards Ceremonies.

There were some critics who thought she wasn’t appropriate for the number, or that she wasn’t allowed to stretch her creativity (see the San Francisco critics) but Time Magazine proclaimed this could revive her career.

We think she should be in the “Sound of Music” remake, if they ever dare (or maybe an update?)

 

87th Academy Awards, Oscars, Arrivals

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Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]