First there was Mimi (Mariah Carey), then there was Sasha Fierce (bouncy â€“ I mean, Beyonce) now there is Kathy Beth Terry â€“ the next fierce alter ego that Katy Perry has debuted to the world.
Whilst I thought that Teenage Dream might be my favourite video that Katy Perry has released (letâ€™s not even discuss E.T) â€“ Last Friday Night (TGIF) is brilliant. It rivals Iâ€™d say Lady Gaga’s video ‘films’;Â but in a different way.
Â Whilst Gaga will always incite discussion over her amazingly abstract choicesÂ and Rihannaâ€™s choice of red hair will always puzzle me, Katy Perry has a self-deprecating humour and style that will make her a pop cultural icon. At least in my eyes.
And why? Just look at the ensemble; Darren Criss as most likely the high school heart-throb, Kevin McHale ( known as Artie from Glee) as her fellow braced-up crush, Debbie Gibson (ELECTRIC YOUTH!) and Corey Feldman as her parents?! ZOMG. The only slight criticism Iâ€™d have is that her featuring current viral hit Rebecca Black, known for â€˜Fridayâ€™ will date this video clip more than it should. Only because Rebecca Black is sure to be a one hit wonder. Nobody knows her for her lyrical prowess. Oh wait, they do.
This video featuring Katy Perry AS Kathy Beth Terry; who HAS to just remind you of Drew Barrymoreâ€™s high school alter ego in Never Been Kissed just made me GIGGLE. The song itself was already a feel-good dancey track and incited lots of chair shimmying, but now with this multi-era-pleasing (from Debbie Gibson through to Darren Criss!) video, props to Mrs Brand.