Aguilera & Bjork
Christina WHO!? That's
it, first the Olsen twins, and now THIS... No doubt about it, Stewy's finally lost it.
Let me firstly justify, not so much for your benefit, but for mine, why I would deticate
bandwidth to this teenie bopper: paradoxically because, in essence, Aguilera is exactly
the OPPOSITE of a teenie-bopper.
Let's set the scene. Britney Spears (known by some as the single worst thing to happen to
the music industry in the late 1990's) breaks onto the scene, followed by clones in Billie
Piper and countless others. Then there's the alternative scene: basically a bunch of
bitches complaining about hwo sad and meaningless their lives are (Jewel, Dido, etc). This
is where Christina come into their element: They did not seek to fill a gap in music, or
indeed pop culture in general: They endeavoured to FORCE a new gap to be created.
Dirrrty... And more. This fashion chameleon has reinvented herself so many times, the info
regarding her original hair colour just be buried somewhere near the JFK files. She has
generated controversy, slander, more than a bit of drooling, and above all, commercial
success. Well done Christina!
And those pants... I wish they stocked them in Australia.
A more intruiging case, Björk is the best thing to come out of Iceland since... well,
what else has iceland produced anyway? Another chameleon, her unclassifiable brilliance
has stunned critics, fans, and fellow artists. Her music rangers from the subtle to the
pervert, from ballads to raves, and her often confronting video clips highlight not only
her ease with her own body, but her willingless to use it as an artistic device.
"Dancer in the Dark", Lars Von Trier's (dogme) masterpeice is one of the most
depressing films in recent history, and a huge dramatic weight is placed on Björk in the
lead role, as a Czech Immigrant who is going blind and trying to make a living in the good
ole' U.S. of A. Björk shines in the role, her expertise in the musical elements of the
script enhancing the glum reality of the storyline. After this film, she vowed never to
make a film again, citing trouble mustering the emotions required for this role. What a
fantastic vow this is... I wish certain other actresses (if you could call them that)
would bow out of the industry in the same way.
Tis a shame though... She's cinematically and dramatically brilliant. If there were one
actress I would love to cast in a film, it would be Björk. Hopefully I will,
one day, be able to write a script good enough to entice her.
New! To celebrate the release of Medulla, Bjork's new album! (Aug.