Is the Chromatica Tour Film under a SAG contract though?
I'm pretty sure the SAG strike still going is stopping her from even mentioning it. She is a much higher-profile actor than both Bey/Tay, so she won't be releasing a concert film in theaters when she's in her Hollywood actress era and doesn't want any sort of backlash that could potentially hurt Joker next year.
I have personally moved on though ngl. If something happens after the strike ends, then I'll be perched. But I'm not really counting on it. Another canceled project in the basket!
SAG-AFTRA has struck an interim agreement to cover individual non-AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) productions that meet the same standards the unions are seeking in their negotiations with the studios. A source close to the Swift film confirmed to Billboard on Thursday that the Eras doc had obtained clearance under that agreement before shooting the movie. Billboardalso confirmed that the Swift film is included under an assumed name on the list of approved interim agreement projects.
The list of terms on the interim agreement covers everything from scheduled breaks to payment for fittings, meal and wardrobe allowances for principal actors and background actors, per diems, rest periods and more.
I'm just basing it on this quote from Billboard:Feel like the theory that Gaga isn’t acknowledging it because of this to be kind of weak. Wouldn’t it fall under a documentary? And regardless of Bey and Taylor’s status as actors, they are still members of SAG and would need to respect the picket lines unless they want to be branded a scab. As far as I’m aware, Taylor asked to see if filming her concert film was okay under strike guidelines and was given the okay, and seemingly Beyoncé got the same go-ahead:
https://www.billboard.com/music/mus...rs-actors-strike-music-impact-1235400448/amp/Sivan’s statement was pitch-perfect, according to SAG-AFTRA chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, who says that artists are expected to avoid promoting music created for film, TV and streaming under the old contract during the strike. They also cannot enter into any new music licensing agreements or approve any new tracks for film or TV projects and must cease promoting songs already licensed.
I'm just basing it on this quote from Billboard:
According to this, she'd have to cut Shallow, Always Remember Us This Way, and Hold My Hand from the film..unless I'm misinterpreting it though.
Tour films left rotting are either star doesn't like herself in it
Was… that not what the last album was? At least according to the sock puppets in this thread who were personally aggrieved that I didn’t like it. A No.1 single, the typical softball poptimism spread of reviews who were happy that she had reverted to all the hallmarks they had hated her for ten years ago. Was that not inspiring for her?I honestly think all it would take is one critically/commercially successful record to kickstart her interest back into music
Sis, you know I’ve got a lot of time for you, but… where were you seeing this apparent redefinition? It was… leather, spikes, blood, misery, Nick Knight. There wasn’t a single new idea in that tour outside of explicitly positioning her old hits as something she resents.Diminishing returns are a real thing, and I can say I’ve been way more interested in her more refined approach to what “Lady Gaga” is moving closer to her third decade, such as the Chromatica Ball. It had the DNA of everything that first attracted me to her (the combination of art, fashion, music etc.) but felt progressive enough.
Was… that not what the last album was? At least according to the sock puppets in this thread who were personally aggrieved that I didn’t like it. A No.1 single, the typical softball poptimism spread of reviews who were happy that she had reverted to all the hallmarks they had hated her for ten years ago. Was that not inspiring for her?
Sis, you know I’ve got a lot of time for you, but… where were you seeing this apparent redefinition? It was… leather, spikes, blood, misery, Nick Knight. There wasn’t a single new idea in that tour outside of explicitly positioning her old hits as something she resents.
It goes without saying, but she'd have to give us something worth that kind of reception! I know you weren't necessarily inviting Renaissance comparisons, but the sheer craft that went into that album is leagues away from what Gaga seems to be capable of putting into (pop) music these days. She has to care first, and if she doesn't, why should I? She'll have to settle for an inflated Metacritic score and fleeting impact.I think if she had an era as well received as say a Renaissance or anything Taylor does (see Grammys Grammys Grammys), she’d be invested again. Even rampant post-COVID poptimism wasn’t enough to get her back on board.