Lady Gaga Lifetime movie: Please, God no!... (Okay, when will it air?)

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Lady Gaga has a new album and a new duet partner — why not a new made-for-TV movie?

Sources tell EW that Lifetime plans to develop Fame Monster: The Lady Gaga Story, as originally reported by Deadline. Points for the title, Lifetime, but this unauthorized project sounds like a failure before takeoff. It’s based on the (unauthorized) book Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga by New York Post scribe Maureen Callahan, and without Lady Gaga’s involvement, it’s likely the overcoming-obstacles montage is going to have nondescript pump-up music as opposed to, you know, one of her hits.

Now, Lifetime movies can go one of two ways: Either so bad it’s good (William and Kate) or so bad it’s horrific (pretty much everything else). Gaga clearly has an obsessively loyal fan base that’ll tune in out of curiosity, which I’m sure is what cable channel Lifetime is hoping.

There would be some obvious highlights: I’d be interested to see the Lifetime-sponsored script for the Gaga Gets Off Drugs/Reclaims Her Life scene. But, for the fans, isn’t most of her appeal her ah-maze-ing live performances? Without being able to relive her 2009 Star-is-Born VMA performance or her killer duet with Elton John at the Grammys, what is there to really watch? Drink every time someone says ‘Monster’? I can see it now: Plain Catholic schoolgirl is bullied and teased for being different. She goes off to NYU for a semester, then drops out to work on her music in the East Village. She loses her pants and does some drugs before getting a record deal. Along the way, she has a few bad romances and courts the paparazzi with her outrageous looks, all the while continuing to crank out hits and overcoming haters…

Okay. Actually, I’d probably watch that movie. Your move, Lifetime.

PopWatchers: Here’s the real question: If this madness happens, who do you want to see as Miss Stefani Germanotta?


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  • Hayley Valance

    Mischa Barton, Sophia Bush, Kat Dennings, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen or Evan Rachel Wood as Lady Gaga

    • elena

      Kat Dennings is phenom, but WHAT about her (either personality or physical appearance) makes you think she would play a good Lady Gaga? Totally on board with Evan Rachel Wood, though.

      • Lady Hoax

        Rihanna surpasses Madonna to become the artist with the fastest accumulation of Top 10s with 6 years and 4 months.

        Gaga..99cents album- the cheapest album in history.

        hahhahahahaha

    • FED UP WITH MESS

      PLEASE NO….GAGA BORED ME TO DEATH!!!!

      • Lily

        a donkey!!! suits her…

      • gaga the donkey monster

        The symbolism surrounding Lady Gaga is so blatant that one might wonder if it’s all a sick joke. Illuminati symbolism is becoming so clear that analyzes like this one becomes a simple exercise of pointing out the obvious. Her whole persona (whether its an act or not) is a tribute to mind control, where being vacuous, incoherent and absent minded becomes a fashionable thing.

      • @g.t.d.m.

        I wish I was either on the same planet you are… or smoking whatever it is you do. Me thinks you are in a padded cell somewhere (donning a straightjacket of course) and are psychically possessing some half-wit at a computer who continually lets you remotely type this crap on every GaGa post. Desperate much?

      • no substance

        so sick of this hoax musician. noise..noise n more noise!

      • coolguy

        f u

    • Lamb4Life

      Lady Gaga is a failed abortion of a human!

      • Really?

        If she’s a failed abortion then I’d LOVE to know what you consider yourself. Ahh, haters… gotta love the humor they inject into everyone else’s lives.

      • Next

        Her secret is out. She plagiarize many of her songs..from others.

    • hmnnnnn

      (Gaga is getting boring and struggling to stay relevant)

      • Gidney Spear$

        Thanks but no thanks.

  • tigger851

    Blake Lively!!!!

    • Queen of Copycat Named Gaga

      flop..flop….flop!

      • Thats Funny

        Gaga- Queen of 99cents album…still cant outsole Adele…

      • i want to see

        a baboon …!!!!

      • @That’s funny

        Are you making fun of Adele’s size? Don’t you think that’s pretty rude and uncalled for? So Adele’s bigger and may have bigger feet, thus the need for bigger shoes with bigger soles. That has nothing to do with her overwhelming talent. What a dolt you are! If that’s not what you meant, then you are equally as much an embarrassment for your lack of grammar skills when trying to hate on someone. Take your pick!

  • “Please God No”

    EW showing their hypocrisy with that statement.

    • R I P

      Lady Gaga is no longer..relevant!

      This is not going to work.

  • UGH

    Elton John

    • Thats Obvious

      an albino horse!

      • Hello

        a rotten fetus from an abortion clinic should play her role!

  • UGH

    Dennis Rodman

    • she is so fugly

      someone with a gladiator helmet and long nose like ugly Gaga

  • UGH

    Dame Edna

  • UGH

    Shari Lewis

  • UGH

    Phyllis Diller

  • UGH

    Betty White

  • It’s coming…

    “Zooey Deschanel! She can play quirky!”

  • Mike

    Chaz Bono

  • Prison Mike

    Even though the Fantasia movie about her life kinda blew, it’d be cool if they could get gaga to play herself

  • Ben

    Weird Al Yankovic, just kidding. Lady Gaga can play herself.

  • KC

    Lea Michele might win this role by a nose…
    *crickets*

  • Madox

    What new album does she have coming? Was the headline in reference to “Born This Way”. Is that still considered new?

    • ^

      I’m pretty sure they mean “BTW”. She’s still putting out single after single trying to sell that turkey.

      • B!

        It’s sold 8 million plus in less than four months, you know. -_-

      • The Edge of Coffin

        8 millions idiots bought???….It is a shipments not hard sales!!!

        Please…who are you trying to impress???

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