|My Bottom. I've learnt to love it.|
VANILLA ICE? DEAR, HOW AMUSING
That said, this article interested me: I love Annie Lennox and I think she makes a very good point here. I'm not getting messages of body-confidence from Miley Cyrus or Rihanna (78 million Facebook 'likes'. That's a lot of teenagers to influence); rather, a very confusing and dangerous one. As I'm not writing for the Daily Fucking Mail, I'm not going to start speculating on what goes on inside the head of a 20-year-old, born to a famous dad, who has herself been famous for half her life. But I do think back to when Madonna was at the height of her 'Erotica' phase, when she first invented Sex (thanks Madge, don't know what we'd have done without you) and performed in titillating videos which were banned from our TV screens. Banned! Ha! Ha! The difference between Miley and Madonna? Madonna was thirty-four.*
NOT GETTING ITOne of the things I love about Burlesque is that it is often performed by slightly older women, for slightly older women. It's the same with my poetry - if they're too young, they may not get it. Of course, I'm very happy when they
|Annie Lennox: a real role model|
Or you could try Annie Lennox. She's really good.
*STOP PRESS: I've just read that Cher's weighed in to the debate. Now, when Cher says things have gone a little far, you know, isn't it time to start listening? I'm now waiting for Lady Gaga to tweet 'Ooh, that's a bit much'...