Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The New York Post reports that a French producer named Phillippe Rebboah wants Britney Spears to play the Virgin Mary in a new satire titled "Sweet Baby Jesus." He was quoted as saying:

"I had to convince my partners, because they were like, 'Oh, no. Britney?' But I thought it was brilliant."

And you know, it’s just a bit too obvious. This is just re-hashing the same tired old reactionary religious sacrilege that grabs cheap ratings that Madonna used back when she released “Like a Virgin”. But, whatever. If the Catholics get riled – and they will – then it’s always a good show. Plus, maybe contextualizing the Virgin Mary as a psychologically frazzled pregnant teenager who can’t quite keep it together long enough to scrape the encrusted vomit from her face or put on underwear will dispel the unfair myth that righteousness is only something clean people can achieve. It will democratize the notion of who is actually “blessed”.

What’s the bet that Britney would suddenly remember her rancid ass Republican roots, stiffen up and consider it an inappropriate cultural statement and decline the offer though? For Britney, surely some things are sacred and I mean, what’s left that she hasn’t actually desecrated? Bring on the Pop Virg. [source]

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