We all know Lady Gaga’s hit single “Born This Way” was a huge deal when it first came out back in 2011. Its provocative music video was especially a musical grand slam in the eyes of Gaga fans. The video featured all sorts of alien specimens, decapitated heads, and facial implants… who wouldn’t love that? But what inspired the artist’s creative vision for the song’s well regarded video? According to The Huffington Post, a French performance artist known as Orlan… and she’s not happy about it.
Did Lady Gaga reference French artist Orlan, or steal her creative style? http://t.co/FrIZ0x8PEz
— HuffPostArts&Culture (@HuffPostArts) June 19, 2013
Apparently, Orlan is filing a lawsuit against Gaga for “plagiarizing” a 1996 sculpture of hers called “Femme Avec Tête” in her video. Translated from French, the sculpture is called “Woman With Head.” Orlan claims Gaga’s video includes…
“the same plexiglass support, same square shape when it comes to the haircut, same facial implants, same decapitated heads…”
The Huffington Post also reports the conditions of the lawsuit against Gaga, claiming Orlan wants 7.5 percent of all profits from “Born This Way,” including album and video, and to stop any additional sales of the album. That sounds like a big deal.
Could Orlan’s claims about the famously original Gaga be true? See for yourself…