Thursday, August 26, 2010
Lady Gaga cover story
I wrote a couple of pieces for Vita.mn's Lady Gaga cover story, out today on newstands and online.
My first couple of articles profile a couple of local Gaga superfans - actress Allison True and drag queen Nina D'Angelo.
Nina D'Angelo: When it comes to finding Gaga superfans, you need look no further than the Gay 90's, the downtown Minneapolis club that's home to nightly drag shows. After all, Gaga is a queen's wet dream come true: a dazzling array of wigs, drag-a-licious makeup and elaborate, over-the-top costumes, complete with song and dance routines. And there is one Gaga impersonator in town on the tip of everyone's tongue: Nina D'Angelo. Click here to read more. [Nina D'Angelo. Image: Brendan Sullivan/Vita.mn]
Allison True: Gaga's over-the-top, impractical outfits show her penchant for theatricality, so it's only natural that some of her biggest fans are actresses. Enter Allison True, a regular in Candy Eye Factory's "fashion-fueled" films and the indie theater circuit (Mixed Blood, Park Square and Bryant-Lake Bowl, where she can be seen in "'Miniature Horses Don't Go to Heaven' and Other Plays Inspired by Real News Headlines"). Known for playing saucy and seductive characters with a healthy dose of wacky and donning homemade costumes, True is inspired by everything from a "weird lady at work" to -- you guessed it -- Lady Gaga. Click here to read more. [Allison True. Image: Brendan Sullivan/Vita.mn]
I also did a spread on Lady Gaga-inspired accessories to get you set for the big show(s) on Monday/Tuesday. The spread features Gaga's Viva Glam! lipstick, a one-of-a-kind chandelier necklace by local designer Bionic Unicorn at ROBOTlove, and Jeremy Scott-inspired flip sunglasses.
[Images courtesy Vita.mn]