Lady Gaga grabbed her crotch and even donned body hair in a bid to revive her male alter ego, Jo Calderone, in the video for her new single You And I. The video has the Telephone hitmaker striping down to her Y-fronts and chain smoking in the simple black and white fashion film, the Sun reported.At one point Gaga even lifts up her T-Shirt when dressed as Jo to show that her breasts have been taped up to give the illusion that she’s a man.
The video is the latest installment in the You And I fashion series, which had earlier featured Gaga as a mermaid.The Born This Way singer had first introduced Jo in 2010 when she dressed up as him for a photo shoot in Vogue Hommes Japan.She returned as her male persona for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, where she performed You And I.
It is believed that Gaga’s alter ego is her way of poking fun at rumours that she is a hermaphrodite.She had spoken openly about the speculation in a TV interview last year.“I love the rumour. I’m fascinated by it,” she had said.“In fact, it makes me love my fans even more that this rumour is in the world because 17,000 of them come to an arena every night and they don’t care if I’m a man, a woman, a hermaphrodite, gay, straight, transgendered, or transsexual.
“They don’t care. They are there for the music and the freedom,” she added.