So if “manufactured” is unfair, what is the right metaphor for Britney’s relationship to the pop machine? Scanning the pop culture of the late 90s gives us a better possibility: mecha, the Japanese anime genre where beautiful, tragic youth fuse themselves to sublime, state of the art machines. Britney is not the machine’s puppet; she’s its pilot.
Popular reaches Hit Me Baby One More Time. I’d have 10ed this, I think.
(The memory it most connects to is dancing to it with Kate Little from PC Gamer, and doing a lot of full body dips. Which has to be in the top 10 of my most theatrical dancing in my entire life. If you know me at all, you know this isn’t exactly a small claim.)
EDIT: Link fixed.(via kierongillen)
This is very good
"holy shit Trash Talk must be the most boring and pretentious band ever existed i’d rather piss in my mouth"
I can relate