• By LL

D*B*D* pop meltdown

Updated: Sep 22

*Dance,

*Baby.

*DAAANCE!

Clockwise from top: Naomi Campbell, Britney Spears, Brigitte Bardot, Lady Gaga, Madonna channeling Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Portman in "Vox Lux " (2018), Grace Kelly, Nicki Minaj, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

MONOLOGUE I: A feeling is coming: rain?


I am drowning: please rescue me.

Life can be so demanding.

Love is understanding.


MONOLOGUE II: I am outta here.


I want to forget every single hungry face.

To get your attention, I was always the clown.


MONOLOGUE III: Would you cry for me…


...If I told you that I couldn't breath?

Cool I am when I am with you,

Cool I am not when I am alone.


MONOLOGUE IV: I'm getting stronger.


You push me when I stumble and I fall.

Keep on pushiiiiin!


MONOLOGUE V: Only you and only you.


Every step I take,

every move I make.


MONOLOGUE VI: why am I running away?


There are two many questions.

There is sooo much confusion.

You make me feel,

you make me know.


MONOLOGUE VII: Somebody hurt you too.


I should have turned silver into gold -

but instead - I was just cold.


MONOLOGUE VIII: don’t tell me to stop.


Because you said so.

MONOLOGUE IX: I am in a trans.

Spinning baby out of control.

Take me where my heart wants to go. You are the one I’ve been waiting for.

I don’t even know your name.

EPILOGUE: Your love is coming down like:


Raaaaaain.


« In situations of captivity the perpetrator becomes the most powerful person in the life of the victim, and the psychology of the victim is shaped by the actions and beliefs of the perpetrator. »

Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror.


Video frame + ink sketch compostion portraying Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in "The Crown_Season4" (2020)

" I'm a woman

I'm a blonde

I have tits and an ass

And an insatiable desire to be noticed

- Come on, baby. Show us your ass - (...)

- Shake it for us, baby. Do that dance you do so well for us, baby -"

(Iconic: Rebelheart Tour Intro Version, Madonna, 2015)



Re-edited photo of Cher by Harry Langdon (1978)
Demi Moore in "Striptease", A.Bergman (1996)

"Loveliness we've lost

These empty days without your smile

This torch we'll always carry

For our nation's golden child

And even though we try

The truth brings us to tears

All our words cannot express

The joy you brought us through the years"

(Candle in the Wind 1997, Sir Elthon John)


Photo combo representing lifelong feud between Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez.

"The river of sludge will go on and on. It isn’t about me"

(Jacqueline Kennedy as quoted in Newsweek , 30 August 1994)


Pregnant Beyoncé by Awol Erizku (2017)

Links:

« The systemic Abuse of Celebrities » by Broey Deschanel (upload 04.16.2021), https://youtu.be/OPxktlHjKEU


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