While we all look forward to Lady Gaga's fashion antics and showstopping spectacles, it looks like Jo Calderone, Gaga's alter-ego in drag, just made people uncomfortable at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.
Lady Gaga should take it as a compliment that she can't sell herself as a man. But it was disappointing to see the wrongheaded effort put into transforming her into a dude.
We're not saying Lady Gaga should have gotten testosterone injections -- just maybe a better wig.
Still, it was less the costume than the acting that made us cringe. We're not sure what she was going for with the sneering macho swagger, or the way she was looking at Britney Spears: Less like she was undressing Britney with her eyes, more like she was skinning her alive with her stare.