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As the premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel approaches with a vengeance, we're slowly learning more and more about Lady Gaga's tantalizing terrifying character, the Countess. As a socialite who has the whacky little habit of feasting on human blood, she's both attractive and repulsive—the kind of character I can't wait to watch.

For starters, she's assembled a brood of fearsome bloodsuckers under her wing, three small, Aryan children who excel at procuring for her. The Countess seems to want it all, though, and playing mommy is only the beginning. Here's just some of what's in store for Lady Gaga, who's certainly not shying away from mature themes.

We can expect ample amounts of flesh

Suzanne Tenner/FX via Entertainment Weekly
Suzanne Tenner/FX via Entertainment Weekly

But don't think her proclivity for disrobing means that she's one of those helpless horror hotties who don't last long. The Countess is a force to be reckoned with, and, like Gaga, does what she wants with no apologies.

The Countess is a very old soul. She’s extremely strong. She’s been through so much. It’s kind of impossible for anything to penetrate her. This show in many ways is about her survival and there is an amazing journey that touches on the mythology of viruses and in what way these afflictions change our lives and bring us together and tear us apart.

It may all sound like doom and gloom from this quotation, but it just wouldn't be American Horror Story without those quintessential hot and heavy moments.

Did someone say foursome?

Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

As part of their cover story, Entertainment Weekly spent some time on set while the cameras rolled, and they saw some pretty unforgettable scenes. Namely, a provocative sex scene with Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, and another pair of lovers in the hotel penthouse.

Don't think the Countess and Donovan (played by Bomer) are satisfied by this skin-to-skin contact because their vice lies a little deeper. The tryst concludes with the two beauties slashing the throats of their unlucky guests, putting those matching chainmaille gloves to use and gorging on the flowing blood.

Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

What this tells me: Hotel is going to be a return to form for American Horror Story, uniting the primal subjects we've always watched it for: sex, death, and a whole lot of fun. October 7th can't come soon enough.


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(Source: Entertainment Weekly)


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