Archive: February 2011
Amazingly, this week’s Popbitch email includes something that isn’t just nicked from a month-old Holy Moly mailout.
Even more astonishing is that it expresses a sentiment I completely agree with.
The Gaga hype was boring a year ago, now it’s just annoying. Dressing in meat isn’t ground-breaking. Putting horns on your face isn’t edgy. Boasting about drug use isn’t a good idea (especially when your fans are kids). Stealing songs from Madonna is really, really thick – have you seen the binman arms on that woman? She will Fuck. You. Up.
Gaga is a parasitical monster who relies almost entirely on calculated shock value and aligning herself with the marginalised and misunderstood who she then gleefully manipulates.
Leave dead actors alone, you digital monsters
Since Jurassic Park proved that computer-generated imagery doesn’t have to look like something knocked up by a madman using just a ruler and a marker pen, producers, directors, and movie industry commentators have been talking up the threat of a CGI invasion.
Of course, that hasn’t come to pass – but since Tron Legacy where a 30-year-old Jeff Bridges appeared alongside the real 60-year-old version – the possibility has become a favourite topic of conversation again.