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Tuesday
Apr272010

In Which I Was Born Ginger And Born Free

I've Got Something To Say

by MOLLY LAMBERT

The really fucked up thing about the sort of fucked up and generally just brilliant new MIA video that came out yesterday is that it's still nowhere near as fucked up as the Wikileaks video from Iraq that leaked earlier this month.

I've been making ginger genocide jokes longer than anyone so obviously this touched a special nerve with me. I even wrote a fake chapter from a future history book (The Red Ribbon) about the oncoming redhead race war a few months back.

I really liked this video because it's the kind of thing I can imagine seeing on The Box as a child (even though The Box has been displaced by the internet?) and just being totally fucked up by it forever. Like how the Tom Petty video for "Don't Come Around Here No More" gave me really cool psychosexual nightmares for months as a kid.

"Well it's their fault for bringing their kids into a battle." "That's right."

MIA is bringing back the long form mindfuck electronica video mini-movie with pasty hunted gingers in the place of Richard D. James's bikini clad horrormask girls. Shades of his "Windowlicker" and all the other night terror inducing ultra late block videos that were on AMP in the nineties. She blows up "Telephone" with a landmine.

The string section during the train to Gingeschwitz sequence recalls the long version of U2's "All I Want Is You" from Rattle and Hum. Also the movie Punishment Park and the last part of Roy Andersson's grotesque dystopia Songs From The Second Floor.

screenshot from Call Of Duty 2: Modern Warfare, teaching lil' kids how to frag

It should also be said that I hate shock value for the sake of shock value, and I hate poshlost (high-minded attempts at importance) and I thought this transcended either category, as sort of basically hamfisted as it is. I LOL'd, mission accomplished.

Humanity's inhumanity is not exactly the sort of topic that gets easily played out, just like growing up Tamil in Sri Lanka and witnessing all kinds of fucked up government supported shit doesn't seem like something you'd get over by your third album.

That motherhood mellows you out or permanently enlightens you somehow is just another lie of the patriarchy/Dick Cheney's LOST. Fight the power. Ginger Pride 4 Life. 

LOS ANGELES FUTURISTIC DYSTOPIA MOVIES

Kiss Me Deadly

Repo Man

Future War

Indestructible Man

Terminator, T2, & T3

Demolition Man

Predator 2

The Omega Man

Blade Runner

Assault On Precinct 13

They Live

The War Of The Worlds (1953)

Escape From LA

The Net

Earthquake

Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man

Lost Highway

Night Of The Comet

The China Syndrome

Transformers

FACE/OFF

Blue Thunder 

Escape From The Planet Of The Apes 

The Hidden

Miracle Mile

Volcano

Strange Days

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