In the same week that an episode of House featured an intersexual character, the wires of the Interweb are red-hot with the rumours that [[Lady GaGa]] is a hermaphrodite. Even the Lady’s own official forum is buzzing with debate about whether she’s got more in those revealing hotpants than she’s letting on.
The evidence is fairly shaky – an unsourced quote that keeps showing up on blogs, alledgedly by GaGa admitting she has male and female parts:
Its not something that I’m ashamed of, just isn’t something that i go around telling everyone. Yes. I have both male and female genitalia, but i consider myself a female. Its just a little bit of a penis and really doesn’t interfere much with my life. the reason I haven’t talked about it is that its not a big deal to me. like come on. its not like we all go around talking about our vags. I think this is a great opportunity to make other multiple gendered people feel more comfortable with their bodies. I’m sexy, I’m hot. i have both a poon and a peener. big f*cking deal.
The other evidence is some pretty lame video footage which appears to show a bulge showing underneath GaGa’s (admittedly short) dress at a gig.
Regardless, GaGa added a bit of fuel to the fire when she referred to the rumour on Twitter:
My show was so good last night. I just had to go home and suck my own hermie dick, suckka
Unfortunately, people who want to believe she’s a hermaphrodite will see this as confirmation, while others will read “suckka” at the end as a sarcastic put-down to the rumour. Perhaps she needs to be slightly clearer.
Now, this is just my take on the rumour – if she had something to hide, surely Lady GaGa would be a little bit more discreet in her costume choices? The pictures I’ve seen claiming to ‘prove’ a teeny peeny, could also be a wrinkle in the fabric of her under/outerwear. Yes, I’ve studied GaGa’s crotch that closely. I’m now a Professor of Crotchology.
And anyway, considering the artist we’re talking about, wouldn’t being a hermaphrodite make Lady Gaga even more interesting, exotic and erotic? I have to admit, I’m curious and slightly sexually confused by the idea…
As a final word on the subject, here’s one reference I dug up where GaGa’s management deny the rumours. And here’s Idolator’s take on the story, where they point out that ‘the “proof” people are running with is flimsier than a $3 bill made out of crepe paper’. Make of it what you will, my head’s spinning a little bit.