Posts Tagged ‘HBO’

Recently, HBO came out with a new series called GIRLS. My dad introduced me to it and lets just say its pretty much soft-core porn. However, I think the show is hilarious. These three girls are followed through their lives after college and they’re all friends. Sarcastic skits and whatever’s in Hannah’s journal at the time play out topics of boys, jobs, apartments, parents, and money.

The show also has an indie feel. Hannah gears in old fashioned floral printed dresses and reminds me of that hipster girl on campus. But I have to say my favorite part of the show is the music.

After the sixth episode, the Fleet Foxes track Montezuma was played, which put the whole episode over the top and filled the closing credits with some more indie vibes.

Great episode. Great song. If you don’t know what I’m talking about go check it out. Lucky me has HBOGO and can watch whenever I want.

-Brooke Leone

Lady Gaga gets all washed up in a new sneak-peek clip from her upcoming HBO special, Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden.  Videos like this offer a rare glimpse in to the off-stage life of Lady Gaga.  They reveal a much different person behind the wigs, lipstick, and confident exterior.  Here, Gaga spills, “I just sometimes feel like a loser still, you know?  It’s crazy ‘cause we’re at the Garden but I still sometimes feel like a loser kid in high school.”  As Gaga grows from The Fame disco-stick Gaga to Born this Way prosthetics-wearing Gaga, she continues to preach acceptance and equality (sometimes politically) to her fans, or what she calls “Little Monsters.”  Gaga speaks about the “Mother Monster” (as she calls herself) relationship between her and her fans, stating, “I just gotta pick my shit up, gotta pick myself up, and I have to tell myself I’m a superstar every morning so that I can get through this day and be for my fans what they need for me to be… I cannot be destroyed and I will not be destroyed.”

So there you have it, superstar Lady Gaga is just as messed up as you and I.  I jest.  This blogger admires and raises his glass to her preachings pertaining to positivity and equality, although I may question her methods and motives from time to time.  I’d get in line for Monster Ball tickets just as early as the next Gaga stan, but this does not mean that I need saving.  Can’t I be a Gaga fan and not teeter on the verge of sanity and suicide?  Apparently I risk being destroyed and need “Mother Monster” to save me.  Gaga recently received flack for calling comparisons of her Born This Way track to Madonna’s Express Yourself “retarded.”  Aside from that, and an occasional appearance on the “worst dressed” list, I don’t think there is much destruction going on in Gaga’s life.  Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden premiers May 7, 2011 on HBO.

-Jake Hebert