Saturday, October 06, 2007

Britney Spears "Gimme More"

It's Britney, bitch! She takes her batshittery to a new level. In her music video for "Gimme More," she has more funny phrases sung in her inimitable nasal style, forced color and filter effects to aestheticize/minimize the mess she's creating for film, random moments where she appears to have actually stripped, and then there's a good 1 or 2 seconds of her butt jiggling in fishnet hosiery. She even smiles here and there, which is sort of creepy, given the context of her out-of-control life.

TMZ claimed that her performance on the VMA show was "career-ending," but I find that ironic since they basically fuel the non-musical aspect of her career. Indeed, this video would be "career-ending" for any other artist, but this is Britney Spears, and nothing from her shocks us anymore. Unless she ends her life, I don't think anything can stop the masses from paying attention to her. So assuming she doesn't die, I think that there is a lot of hope for America's Paradigmatic Pop Princess. If Mimi can do it, so can Brit-Brit!

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