And as a side note about Boyhood, there was a moment when the daughter was watching the Telephone video (she was also listening to LoveGame in 2009!) and it was such a moment of… victory? Not victory, but for lack of a better word, it felt right in a film that was about moments in our lives and one that mirrored the culture of the 2000s. For better or for worse, Gaga changed the landscape of Pop in such drastic ways with her videos, her fashion, and her music, all of which were constantly statements. That video in particular was an event for many of her fans (which I’m guessing the actress was, since much of the film was an approximate reflection of the lives of the cast). And in regards to the video, her step-mom asks her if her mom allows her to watch these videos, and she proudly says that her mom does, and she likes them too. Cause they get it. And I’m assuming, as a parent, her mom gets it. Any perceived shock value or theatricality was never done in hopes that people would replicate it, but was an attempt to liberate people to do something just as bold in their own capacity and in their own passions. She is her own expression, and you can be your own. And above all, there’s always a bit of humour and light heartedness in her art, or an aspect that translates into something serious.
Anyway Boyhood was life changing and you should all see it if you have the chance to.