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Lady Gaga Photo Book by Terry Richardson: The Perfect Christmas Gift for Gay Hipster Nephews

You ever wonder about the hidden, intimate moments of Lady Gaga's private life?

Us neither. However, I'm-more-famous-than-my-subjects photog Terry Richardson apparently answered that question the other way. He stalked the hell out of Mother Monster for a year, starting at Lollapalooza 2010 and ending with her final Monster Ball shows.

Richardson captured many an odd moment in the life of this eccentric (i.e. mad) songstress in 450 color and black-and-white photos. And luckily, this was all done just in time for Christmas! Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson is the perfect present for your friend who is obsessed with irony and Vice Magazine. Or, of course, your gay hipster nephew.

Don't get us wrong, we like the Gags, she actually sings, dances, and sweats onstage. But even so, we're totally going to mock Terry Richardson's photos and her queer antics here.

Lady Gaga Photo Book by Terry Richardson: The Perfect Christmas Gift for Gay Hipster Nephews
Photo by Terry Richardson

Avatar/Klingon Gaga

Maybe her face is actually made of rubber? That would be an interesting revelation. Here, for the sake of performance (or just for funsies), the Lady is in monster gear. It's got a hint of Klingon and a touch of Avatar, doesn't it? She looks a little Joan Rivers, no?

Lady Gaga Photo Book by Terry Richardson: The Perfect Christmas Gift for Gay Hipster Nephews
Photo by Terry Richardson

Gross-Me-Out Gaga

Please, God, let this be hair dye. How is she wearing fishnet grandpa socks and getting away with it? Sure, she's Mother Monster, the Earthly goddess of all weirdos. But she looks like an old tranny who's just peed blood and we can't even see her face. Terry, we get where you're going here. And we don't like it.

 

Lady Gaga Photo Book by Terry Richardson: The Perfect Christmas Gift for Gay Hipster Nephews
Photo by Terry Richardson

Texting-in-the-Tomb Gaga

Black lipstick doesn't work for everyone, but it suits Gaga quite well. Here, in what appears to be a cryogenic container or maybe an adult incubator, she's definitely stylin' in that hat and face paint. Wearing something the same color as your flesh is definitely risky business, but Mother Monster's got it on lock. The celly kind of ruins this photo, though.

Lady Gaga Photo Book by Terry Richardson: The Perfect Christmas Gift for Gay Hipster Nephews
Photo by Terry Richardson

Huffing Gaga

Is she bringing the oxygen bar home? Is she huffing alcohol? Her bangs look cute. Maybe this is what Stefani Germanotta has resorted to in order to survive. How sad. This is sad. Take it away.

Lady Gaga Photo Book by Terry Richardson: The Perfect Christmas Gift for Gay Hipster Nephews
Terry Richardson

Hungry Gaga

Lady Gaga, though often showing too much skin, isn't a sex symbol. Perhaps that's because she's busy tonguing styrofoam heads instead of dudes. Have to give it to Richardson, this is kind of a good photograph. The red nails, the red lipstick, the creepy vibe ... Maybe this all-too-famous collab was a cool experiment after all.

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