Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D
Directed by Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz
Starring Katy Perry, Glen Ballard, Shannon Woodward, Russell Brand, Adele, Rihanna, Lady Gaga
MTV Films | Paramount Pictures
Rated PG | 97 Minutes
Release Date: July 5, 2012
All right, here’s the thing – I know I’m not supposed to like Katy Perry. I’m not supposed to like Lady GaGa either, but I do. Let me put this in more simplistic, geek-relative terms: Katy Perry is to The Avengers as Lady GaGa is to The Dark Knight – both pop stars are awesome for completely different reasons.
GaGa’s got her Little Monsters and Perry’s got her Katy Kats, and yes – it’s creepy for a 27-year-old bearded straight man to consider himself part of either of those fan communities – but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the artistry and pageantry of pop music. Sometimes, I just want a little good old fashioned frivolity, and that’s the escape Perry’s music provides.
I’m not ashamed to admit it – I really like Katy Perry. I dig her whole vibe, from the silly, catchy-as-hell pop songs to her blue hair and “Sexy Willy Wonka” fashion sense. Say what you will about America’s candy-coated pop starlet, but you can’t deny her success. Her 2010 album Teenage Dream spawned five number one singles â€” “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “E.T.,” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).”
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