By Reed Johnson
December 28, 2012
Looks like Lady Gaga is tearing another page out of the Madonna platinum-blond, pop-superstar playbook.
In the early '90s, Madonna launched a new phase of her career by allowing director Alek Keshishian to make a documentary, "Truth or Dare," about the singer's Blond Ambition tour. Keshishian's film painted Madonna in a candid and revealing light and included a memorable cameo by her then-boy-toy Warren Beatty, who in one sequence makes the laughing observation about Madonna: "She doesn't want to live off-camera, much less talk."
Now Lady Gaga has followed Madonna's celluloid blueprint by reportedly recruiting fashion photographer Terry Richardson to make a feature-length documentary about her. Richardson is (in)famous for erotically explicit imagery that prompted one colleague (according to a Wikipedia entry, citing a New York Post story) to describe his business M.O. thusly: "He takes girls who are young, manipulates them to take their clothes off and takes pictures of them they will be ashamed of."
Of course, premeditated controversy is to Lady Gaga what red meat is to a ravening lion. Sounds like a heavenly match.
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