Government Hooker and the Politics of Lady Gaga

Mar 2, 2011 6:20pm

ABC News' Sherisse Pham reports: Lady Gaga made her runway debut today, sashaying to a preview of her new song Government Hooker at a Thierry Mugler show in Paris. The singer’s stylist, Nicola Formichetti, showed her first collection for the fashion house.

So, which president made it into the queen of pop’s new tune? Why none other than the prince of Camelot.

Lady Gaga sings a catchy bridge about love and tears, then segues into a deadpan monotone voice to deliver these lyrics:

Put your hands on me
John F. Kennedy
I’ll make you squeal baby

And that was more or less all we got. The lyrics seem to be a nod to Marilyn Monroe, rumored to have had an affair with President Kennedy more than 50 years ago. But Wednesday’s preview was only a snippet of the full song; the beltway will have to wait until the album’s May 23rd debut to find out if any other political figures make a cameo in “Government Hooker.”

In a teaser, the Grammy award winning singer described the lyrics to her song as “really filthy,” during an interview on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show last month.

“It’s also empowering,” Gaga added, “but it’s also more in the direction of sexual female empowerment.”

This is not the first time Lady Gaga has made waves in the capitol. She headlined rallies in Washington, D.C. and vociferously supported the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell late last year. The pop star also carried her political message to the entertainment community by donning a raw meat dress for the MTV Video Music Awards, illustrating her belief that “equality is the prime rib of America.”

Lady Gaga wore a skin tight black dress for today’s fashion debut. The pop star started her walk at the top of the runway, sidling up to one of the Romanesque pillars lining the walk whilst smoking a cigarette. She struck a few poses before flipping long blond extensions pulled back into pigtails, ditching her cigarette, and making a monster claw with her right hand before stomping down the runway and disappearing backstage.

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