Lady Gaga Coming To The Simpsons For Gay Kiss
Two iconic pop culture forces will combine when Lady Gaga goes yellow to visit the famous animated family The Simpsons in Springfield.
The singer and member of the LGBT community Gaga will play herself. In the episode, Gaga travels to Springfield after learning of the town’s staggeringly low self-esteem. The “Born This Way” singer takes a special interest in brainy, cynical, jazz musician, Lisa Simpson, and even tries to lift her spirits through song, speech, and a flash mob.
And of course, Mother Monster couldn’t appear on the critically acclaimed and socially irreverent, record-smashing series without making a powerful statement about LGBT equality.
“I play a little bit of a slut,” the bisexual sexy singer joked before revealing she ended up sharing a lesbian kiss with Marge in the episode. “The apple doesn’t fall far from my artistic tree.”
Creator Matt Groening told Entertainment Weekly: “Since the very beginning, I’ve always wanted to have on the most iconic personalities of our time, and she’s it.” And Executive producer Al Jean hailed her appearance as a true first in the show’s long run: “For the first time in the history of The Simpsons, we are honored to have on a show business legend who is younger than our show.”
Gaga admitted she was nervous for the animated honor, telling EW, “I make music, but I don’t do voice-overs every day of the week and their characters are so awesomely convincing and sincere and wild and funny, I had to remind myself constantly of the sincerity of the humor. That’s what I was trying to focus on, not putting on a character too much and really being as sincere as I could with the lines.”
“I would say this is one of the coolest things I’ve ever done,” the accomplished young artist added. “My dad’s probably going to do 80 back flips when the episode comes out.”
“Lisa Goes Gaga” airs in spring 2012 as part of the show’s 23rd season, which premieres Sept. 25.