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All the body's a stage; we merely play upon it till someone kills the lights. Lady Gaga's time in the spotlight has already given us a dazzling array of make-believe bodies, some of which lurch toward uncomfortable truths. This pop omnivore, couture junkie and former Catholic schoolgirl is a walking showcase of reminders that we humans share one skin with tadpoles, death's heads and angels.

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