Shape-shifting is an art that Lady Gaga has truly mastered it. In a new, compelling interview with The New York Times Magazine posted on Wednesday (Oct. 3), journalist Rachel Syme dissected and decoded the A Star Is Born icon, taking a deep dive into the biggest drive and focus of Gaga's career: the ability to change.
A self-proclaimed "show with no intermission," the candid interview in Gaga's Hollywood Hills home/studio is a journey through the singer's world, vulnerabilities and long path to fame -- gazing at all her different eras (from the infamous raw meat dress days to the barefaced, sensitive Joanne) and offering an evident, yet mindful conclusion: Gaga lives and breathes to constantly redefine herself.
Always pushing boundaries and often embracing oddities, Gaga's early career was a "study in invitational freedom" -- an idea that Gaga could influence others to be themselves by unapologetically showing how authentic she was. Cruising through Gaga's (born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) hometown of New York City, Syme narrates the early stages of the "Born This Way" singer's career as she -- ironically just like her A Star Is Born character Ally -- tries to give her art a voice and eventually find her way to fame.