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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Official Cinematic Crush Update (Union City Blue Edition)

"Before Madonna, there was Blondie. Her name was really Debbie Harry, but everyone knew her in the beginning as Blondie--the name of the band that emerged in the late '70s as a refreshing alternative to faceless, recycled corporate rock.” – Robert Hilburn 

You may have heard that Madonna is about to launch a new tour and you may have heard that she is supposedly going to mash up her song "Express Yourself" and Lady Gaga’s song "Born This Way" to prove once and for all that Lady Gaga ripped off "Express Yourself" for "Born This Way" even though Lady Gaga has actually gone on record as essentially saying that, yes, she did rip off "Express Yourself." And that she MEANT to rip off "Express Yourself" because it was an homage, not unlike another song on the "Born This Way" album titled "Schei├če" in which Gaga borrows the beat of Kool and the Gang’s "Ladies Night" for a song about female empowerment. I repeat: she uses the beat of "Ladies Night" for a song about female empowerment. Any way you slice it, THAT’S genius.

And that, of course, is what pop music IS. Gaga takes from Madonna and Madonna takes from Kylie and Kylie covered "Vogue" on her 2009 mini-tour to the States to show that I am her and she is me and we are all each other.

And anyway, none of that matters in the end because Debbie Harry came before ALL of them. Which is a long-winded way of saying that, hey! Guess what?! As reported by Variety, my official Cinematic Crush Malin Akerman is set to play Debbie Harry in the forthcoming "CBGB", Randall Miller’s film about the deceased iconic NYC music venue. Because of course she is! Because who else BUT Malin Akerman could play someone so bodacious, so beautiful, such a personne qui lance une mode?



Anonymous said...

I have to assume that even if you don't dig (or can't stand) musicals, you will be seeing Rock of Ages, even if just for Malin, hmm?

P.S. - I can't wait to see Tom Cruise rock out.

Nick Prigge said...

Oh, I'm seeing "Rock of Ages." In fact, I would have seen that one even if Malin wasn't in it. But her being there makes it that much better.

I have a "Rock of Ages"/Malin-themed post coming very soon.