Why am I doin’ it here in Hollywood?
I know, I know, I have a video posting problem. You’re welcome to send over some hunky-looking hipster boys to try and stop me… really! I had dinner with Everett this evening, and a Britney Spears song came on while we were there, and then I thought about Warren Ellis’ tweet about Chris Crocker — he’s right on, by the way. And I realized, a little horrified, that I agree with Chris Crocker… in principle. I feel like, once again, society found themselves a star to latch on, and then couldn’t get enough when she tried to lead a somewhat normal (for her) life out of the limelight and couldn’t resist picking on her at every turn. All those people calling her “fat” after her MTV performance? I can easily say that you clearly don’t know what “fat” is.
And that led me to one of my (only?) enjoyed Britney songs, “Me Against the Music” featuring Madonna. The song itself is just a fun one, but it took me a few times hearing it to realize, that when you listen to it, it’s kinda clear that they must have asked multiple people to recording the alternate vocals. Madonna refers to Britney by name, where Britney just refers to Madge as “sexy lady” or just “you”. I wonder who else was on their list?
And of course, where would this posting be without a clip? My girls gave both Brit and Esther and good skewering with a little room leftover for Missy too.
It’s not all that surprising they’ve never been able to get Madonna as a guest star on their show — that’s assuming they’ve ever really asked. 🙂 After watching the original video again, I think F&S used the BBC budget well in spoofing the video and the look, but MadTV did a better job on parody lyrics.