The Ugly Duckling and her Collection of WigsRating::..
M for drug use and coarse languageGenre::..
Drama and romanceCharacters::..
Lady Gaga and Jo CalderoneAuthor’s Note::..
The title was inspired by Lady Gaga’s explanation of the swan scene in the Applause music video; she said they used the makeup to create the image of her being an ugly duckling. The second half was inspired by a quote from her recent cover story with V Magazine
, in which she claimed her life had become ‘The Silence of the Wigs’. The two ended up marrying well and are explored throughout the story.
This piece begins with Gaga as a young woman (even referencing her days as Stefani at high school), then progresses to The Fame
-era before branching out into the ARTPOP
-era. This is my first ever fic covering the brand new era and I was quite excited to write it.
The final scene is based during the filming of the lyric video for Applause, if you haven’t seen it yet it will help you get into the scene more. If you have already seen it? Go watch it again! It’s that good; I could watch it five million times and never get bored. It’s one of my favourite things Gaga has ever done. I can’t believe how long it took me to include Drag Queens into a fic about Gaga but here it finally is.Summary::..
A retrospective through Lady Gaga’s journey of learning to love herself.( Was she good enough, she still didn’t know.Collapse )