Apparently teenage girls love Katy Perry. I have this information on good authority. I am embarrassed and ashamed to say I love this song. I think it's a great pop song and it's the absolutely perfect song to work out to. Something about the beats - it's just right whether you are running or pumping iron.
So, why am I embarrassed? Have you seen the video? It's a video that makes me wish I was still at university analysing this stuff because it's nasty and sexist and Katy should be ashamed of herself. Women are wrapped up in cellophane. She's naked for much of it for no real good reason. I mean, seriously, I am not a prude, I'm not but when did it become acceptable to have such porno-inspired videos? The entire thing makes me skin crawl yet it's brilliantly done, it's so cartoony and colourful. You can see why teenies like it. I would have adored this when I was 13. However, I think I lucked out because I got 80s Madonna who could knock spots off Katy. What's the difference between Madonna taking her clothes off and Katy? Madonna never did it like this. She always seemed in control of her career and she certainly didn't have some sleaze ball rapper looking menacingly on while she did it.
I don't know, I find it depressing that women seemed more in the driving seat 30 years ago. Maybe it's a sign I am getting old and younger readers will put me right. Also, gurls? Must we?
Nonetheless, I shall continue to listen to the song but will skip watching the video thanks. Here it is, you have been warned...