Emily Herbert's new biography Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame is featured in a full-color spread in Life & Style Weekly: "Sex, Drugs and Scandals: Two new books about Lady Gaga blow the door open on all her hidden secrets. Lady Gaga has never been the private type. In fact, there’s little the superstar, born Stefani Germanotta in 1986, wont discuss about herself. But even she may be shocked to see her biggest secrets splashed on the pages of two new tell-alls, Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame and Lady Gaga: Just Dance, both of which just hit stores. The juicy books claim some of Gaga’s darkest experiences included heavy drug use, raunchy sex and a night she partied so hard she thought she would die.
Her dad’s words cut like a knife: It took a long time for Lady Gaga’s father, Joe Germanotta, to get comfortable with his daughter’s edgy act. “I was performing in a leopard G-string and a black tank top,” Gaga recalls, according to Behind the Fame. “He thought I was crazy—that I was doing drugs and didn’t have any concept of reality anymore.” She also says, according to the book, “If someone walks up to me and says, ‘I hate your music, you’re talentless,’ it means nothing. But if my father says it, it means a lot.”
She’s had lesbian affairs: Lady Gaga dates men—but behind closed bedroom doors, she’s also had sex with women. “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual,” she has said, according to Lady Gaga: Behind the Fame. The book speculates that the star had an affair with one of her biggest influences, Lady Starlight. Early in Gaga’s career, according to Behind the Fame, part of the singer’s act involved fondling Lady Starlight onstage. Her skimpy outfits once got her arrested: Before Gaga shot to fame in 2009, her controversial fleshbaring outfits weren’t always appreciated. She was even arrested for revealing too much skin in Chicago."