And, from what I've heard of her Grammy appearance - cone bra extravaganza - she certainly knows what people are saying and is turning it into her own sort of weird performance.
There's more to fuss about once you get to the song's lyrics, but this isn't a Gaga entry; it's a Madonna entry. "Express Yourself", from Madonna's 1989 masterpiece album Like a Prayer, is one of her definitive tunes - it was then and it still is now - so it wasn't surprising that the track got the best production in her 1991 documentary In Bed with Madonna (aka Madonna: Truth or Dare), which followed the on stage and behind the scenes workings of her Blond Ambition Tour.
Everything from the set, lifted from her David Fincher-directed music video that was inspired by Metropolis, to the choreography (note, Madonna has never been much of a dancer) and the camerawork. Love the way the camera zooms out from behind the backup dancers at 0:00 of the below video, or the quite epic pose she pulls at 3:27. I could write an essay on why the moment at 4:00 with the hand flicks is one of my all time favourite movie moments.
I've spoken of my love for In Bed with Madonna before and, watching it again, it never dulls. The performance sequences are expertly exhibited and the rest is sharp as a tack. Madonna may not get much credit as an actress, but the greatest role she ever had was playing herself. If Lady Gaga doesn't have a camera following her around her next tour then she might actually be as crazy as people suspect. Perhaps she can call it In Eggshell with Lady Gaga? I haven't seen that new Justin Bieber documentary, but I have little doubt that it can match the sheer energy and audacity of In Bed with Madonna, which I would rank as the greatest celebrity documentary of all time.
Three more clips, one of the trailer and another of "Holiday" and "Vogue". Watching this movie again and I can't quite comprehend how it missed out on an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary and Best Editing. But, they also didn't nominate Paris is Burning in the same year so I think that branch had a collective stroke in 1991. Let's not even get started on 1994, okay?