Now, while I certainly agree with some of the comments we've seen by the faithful Yahoo! audience noting that Ms. Gaga bears more than a passing resemblance to, say, Christina Aguilera or Gwen Stefani in a wig and sunglasses, I couldn't keep but thinking, "No, that's not quite it. That combination of look and attitude is so familiar. Where have I seen this before?"
Then, as fate would have it, I was channel-surfing the other day when I happened upon the 1988 movie Earth Girls Are Easy, starring Geena Davis as an L.A. hairdresser who falls in love with outer-spaceman Jeff Goldblum. And then it hit me, and in living pink no less, in the scene where Goldblum's fellow aliens Jim Carrey and Daman Wayans wind up at a gas station and have a close encounter of the hubba-hubba kind with a buxom blonde in a pink Corvette who needs help with her, um, pump.
Just how much Lady Gaga took from Angelyne I'll leave up to you to decide. But I can tell you that when she ran for Governor in the 2003 California recall election won by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Angelyne's slogan was: "We've had Gray [Davis], we've had [Gerry] Brown, now it's time for some blond and pink." Her political campaign (she got over 2,500 votes, by the way, coming in a not-too-shabby 28th out of a field of 135)came not long after Angelyne appeared in Moby's celeb-filled video for his song "We Are All Made Of Stars," in one of her classic billboards and then in the real live, er, flesh:
All I can say is, Ms. Gaga, take heed.
- Gwen Stefani