Post-show, Gaga whisks the Times reporter off to a sex club off a dark alleyway in Berlin. ( “You know – like in Eyes Wide Shut? All I can say is, I am not responsible for what happens next. And wear a condom.”)
And once there, she buys a round for her small entourage (the reporter counts a total of 7, including Gaga) before sharing some stills from her “Alejandro” video — the one directed by photographer Steven Klein that looks suspiciously familiar to an editorial he did for W featuring Lara Stone. Some insight:
The video is about the “purity of my friendships with my gay friends”, Gaga had explained, earlier. “And how I’ve been unable to find that with a straight man in my life. It’s a celebration and an admiration of gay love – it confesses my envy of the courage and bravery they require to be together. In the video I’m pining for the love of my gay friends – but they just don’t want me.”
With one caveat: “I’m not sure about my hair [in the video],” Gaga adds.
And after all that, this last bit might be the best part of the whole profile. Enjoy.
A minute later, Gaga springs up, and beckons for me to follow her. Weaving her way down a series of corridors, we eventually end in – the VIP toilet.
“You’re wearing a jumpsuit,” Gaga says, with feminine solidarity. “You can’t get out of one of those in the normal toilets.”
As I start to arduously unzip, Gaga sits on the toilet with a cheerful, “I’m just going to pee through my fishnets!”, and offloads some of those whiskies.
Come Party With Gaga [Times of London]