LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by her stage name, Donna Sommer, later Donna Summer, was an American singer and songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. At the hight of her popularity, she struggled with addiction to drugs until becoming a born-again Christian.

In "Herpe, the Love Sore" a coked-up giraffe brings a platter to Donna Summer's table and thanks her for helping him reach a cocaine-fueled 1970s euphoria. He removes the lid to the platter which is revealed to have Robert Mapplethorpe inside. Robert asks the giraffe if he can place a fire extinguisher "someplace interesting" and take his picture.