I was the ultimate Little Monster 2009-2013. March 28th is just one of those dates I can't forget even though my relationship with her these days is not as solid as it once was. Happy birthday mother monster xxx
Is it a musical?
I'm sorry but I cannot fathom what could be artistically fulfilling about playing Harley Quinn in a movie made by a frat boy with no original bone in his body. If she was indeed acting in small, grounded indie films that don't constantly play on her popstar persona I could respect it more but she took a role in the sequel to a billion dollar comic book movie that was exploiting mental illness and social isolation to make some inane hagiography for a violent incel hero, she's obviously building her brand and chasing clout. And that's fine, it's how she was able to come back from showbiz hell post-ARTPOP, ambitious career moves and relentless courting of both Grammy and Oscar voters with constant performances, careful collaborations and a palatable image rebrand from outsider rebel to industry treasure. But I don't think Joker 2 is exactly a labor of love, she simply wants to be the biggest actress in Hollywood, hence the constant articles about the 10 million dollar paycheck.I know she does value accolades and this isn’t directed at any posters in this thread but I find it profoundly annoying that it’s a largely held assumption that an Oscar is the main driver behind her turn to film.
It is so clear performing is in her blood so why is it hard to believe she doesn’t genuinely love and find fulfillment from working with the top talent of the film industry in exploring the same kind of intensity and compelling personas she explores in her music? If she was swerving far against type and taking on understated “serious acting” roles in indie projects I’d maybe see the sentiment more, but all of her roles thusfar align so crisply with the imagery, ethos, and storytelling sensibilities that she’s already displayed before delving into acting.
She openly wanted a #1 for Just Dance from the very start when she was performing in Ikea parking lots so I’m well aware a golden statue is probably on her mind and a good reification of her hard work and acceptance by peers but the obsession with “Give her the Oscar so she gives this up / is less extra about it!” seems to be willfully misunderstanding her.