Pop provocateur Lady Gaga’s acting debut was made by she last night on the latest show of American Horror Story: Hotel, fast-tracked from the USA to Channel Ten.
And a more perfect part couldn’t be for the controversial singer.
The anthology series, created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Fulchuk, has built up a standing over its preview four seasons for high-camp gore – and American Horror Story: Resort looks set to outdo the prior four (perhaps even in the first episode alone), with Gaga as the principal villain, The Countess, a “bloodsucking fashionista”.
The Countess owns the spooky Hotel Cortez in downtown LA, an art deco time capsule where she ‘lives’ with her 10 vampire children, her partner Donovan (Matt Bomer) and also a fantastic wardrobe – in the first episode alone Gaga’s couture-clad vampire has at least four hideous costume changes. And she only makes her appearance midway through the episode. Enough time, though for a foursome that turns right into a brutal double murder however, naturally.
Appearing on US talk show Jimmy Fallon last week, Gaga said she had been a horror fan.
“Dangerous things and horror movies are relaxing to Gaga,” she said. “I like seeing slasher films – it calms me down!”
Gaga said she was “acquainted” with all the art of darkness.
“Gaga understand it is not for everyone. I imagine I’d ‘ve been one. Gaga love it so much – that dichotomy of sex and horror at precisely the same time – there’s something fascinating in that.”
Also starring Sarah Paulson as a junkie prostitute, Kathy Bates as the hotel secretary and Dennis O’Hare as ‘Liz Taylor’, a cross dressing bellhop, the brand new American Horror Story will even feature a slew of celebrity guest stars including Michelle Pfeiffer, Alexander Skasgard and Naomi Campbell.
The there are all another murderous subplots this season, including the Ten Commandments Killer along with The Addiction Devil (no, really), who roams the resort armed using a drill bit dildo.
It is clear Gaga and AHS really are a perfect match despite the fact that she uttered merely a few of lines in the series opener.