(In response to his earlier post of Roisin Murphy’s “Off And On.” Carry on, internet.)
Nick’s post is sharp (especially the conclusion, so click through), but I have to lodge one complaint: I have seen some bitches who strut like they were born to (I watch Drag Race, honey) and Britney is not one of them. I was watching those GMA clips and I honestly felt like I was transported back in time to 2007, sitting on Matthew’s couch watching the VMAs and feeling my heart drop.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: It’s time for Britney to gain 50 pounds and go country. I think it’s what she wants, deep down, in her heart: to continue performing and being famous, but also to drop all of the baggage she doesn’t care about (like, say, dancing), and living life comfortably, the way she’d prefer to. At this point we all just want Britney to be happy.
GRETA: I thought about the last movie that just truly made my heart jump out of my chest and make me feel so in love with love and characters — it was Brokeback Mountain, to be honest. It was unabashed. He takes that shirt out at the end, and says, “Jack, I swear … ” It’s so big! It’s romance and I don’t think I’ve seen anything that pure in a long time. I want that romance from the movies. I’m all for the banalities of life and humiliation and everyday tragedies, but I also think people have big moments and they have bigness in them. And they want to see that bignesss. I want to see it.
NY MAG: Has that been on your mind a lot lately?
GRETA: Well, I made a Pandora radio station out of “Africa” by Toto. Which turns out is the best radio station in the world, because it’s a lot of Don Henley “Boys of Summer” — a lot of stuff that’s epic and unapologetic and totally synthed out. I find it all very moving. And of course, “In Your Eyes” played and I felt like I had to watch Say Anything right now. But it wasn’t on Netflix Instant, so I found it broken up into ten parts on Spanish Yahoo. I guess that’s sort of where I am right now.” —
I AM AT THAT PLACE TOO GIRL.
That’s a pretty good burn, Drunk Hulk.