Michael Alig Has Written a Musical About Lady Gaga

This Saturday night in Toronto, there will be a performance of Of a Monstrous Child: a gaga musical, in which two people play Lady Gaga and someone playing British club provocateur Leigh Bowery is "the electronic emcee."

But that's not the shocking part.

Says the show's director, "I will promise a genuinely moving acoustic duet of 'Pokerface' as sung by Lady Gaga and Michael Alig."

In fact, former club kid leader Alig is listed as the show's co-writer!

I know you all want Alig to rot in hell, but the director defends working with a convicted murderer.

"Firstly, I believe in the justice system, and I also believe in an innate human solidarity which leads me to have faith that people can be rehabilitated."

Furthermore, "I made a show about Mother Teresa, whose fanatical Catholic crusade against contraception, abortion, and divorce indirectly caused countless deaths in India and around the world.

"Alig, on the other hand, directly caused the death of one person in a drug-fueled rage.

"Alig's crime is grizzly and horrifying, surely, but why is it that Mother T is on the fast track to sainthood and Michael is condemned for all time?"

Yeah, but at least Mother T never wrote a musical.


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19 comments
Kilaswag
Kilaswag

fuck you michael musto, i wish you would rot in hell.

Joe
Joe

The word is “grisly.” No bears were involved.

Claire Decock
Claire Decock

This is the most fabulous thing I've heard in years.

GAGA?!? ALIG?! PERFECT!

jax
jax

I totally agree with Mims!

winniemc
winniemc

Gosh, you throw one dismembered drug dealer in a cooler and later, compare yourself to Mother Teresa, and your theater career is over. Tough room!

@JoeWatchesTV
@JoeWatchesTV

Ugh, now I have to write Leigh Bowery into my life story, too. If it was good enough for Boy George and Gaga ...

rolph
rolph

Perhaps you didn't read the link. The director explains why Mother Theresa was responsible for many deaths!!

Get off your high horse.

Norma Jean
Norma Jean

MOTHER TERRESA NEVER KILLED ANYONE & CHOPPED THEM UP EITHER, I'M OUTRAGED HER SACRED NAMED IS EVEN MENTIONED WITH THIS LOW LIFE REHIBILITATED OR NOT - IT'S SHOTTY JOURNASLISM, AND YOU WONDER WHY THE WORLD IS IN SUCH DISREPAIR WRITE SOMETHING WITH SUBSTANCE !

Mims
Mims

I actually think Alig writing about Gaga is a great fit since he created the club kids and she's raided their aesthetics for years.

Baguette
Baguette

OK, he's comparing Mother Theresa to Michael Alig??? This guy is ready for lockup himself.

rolph
rolph

You're quite mistaken. You've never seen Freeze.

justnick
justnick

Leigh Bowery was actually in Boy George's life, smarty.

PetiteInBrooklyn
PetiteInBrooklyn

@Norma Jean Like you just did? Shall this be done in upper case letters too, Your Majesty?

Diesel
Diesel

I agree actually. People claim that Gaga rips off Madonna --- which I actually agree about, but I do think her style and her "themes" were jacked from the Club Kids-- the Michael Alig era.

Sorry, but I used to love Gaga, but now I can't not stand her. James St James wrote a blurb about Born This Way and how unauthentic, forced and manufactured it seems. He wrote something like a straight woman writing a song "about how gay males should feel about being gay males".. & how it seemed like it was forced... I forgot the direct quote - but he was spot on.

As far as Alig goes - does anyone know if Freeze/Robert Riggs was paroled? Because I read that he was recently paroled & was just sort of curious about it.

Guest
Guest

There were club kids long before Alig or Gaga.

Clive
Clive

Masquerade balls started in the 16th century, so I'd put them at 500 years before Alig or Gaga.

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