I went down a YouTube rabbit hole of looking up old music videos this evening. And when watching videos from Madonna, Beyonce, Janet I was kind of struck that I don't feel like we have pop girls these days with that level of dance talent. And when I say dance talent, I don't just mean dutifully recreating the choreography, but I mean true, electrifying star presence when dancing. -- all around entertainers -- not just singers for the streaming age.
Admittedly, by gay standards, I'm a fossil. I'm in my late 30s -- I may as well be Methuselah. But it occurred to me that there don't really appear to be any true dance pop stars these days. Or, perhaps, because I'm so old I'm just not aware of them.
Yes, there are plenty of artists making pop music and dance pop. Hell, Dua made one of the best dance pop / disco albums in years. But, I think it would be kind to even call her a competent dancer.
I guess there's Ciara -- who is a very good dancer -- but I find her music pretty hit and miss. And, yes, there's Gaga but I guess I have a bias against her because I think the choreographers she works with are awful -- her dances are so frantic and manic and completely lacking in style and sophistication. They're energetic and effortful -- like a dance exercise class. They're more workout routines that true dance.
But, I bet I'm missing out. So, who are the pop girls these days who truly have the moves? And what are their best music videos and live performances? Educate this dinosaur, would ya?
The Masked Singer spin-off premieres tonight. Discuss all here.
Discussion thread for the Masked Dancer. Premieres Every Wednesday night at 8PM EST.
You are legally an adult at 18 but in many other ways still a child. The idea of someone being able to do porn and still technically be in high school does not sit well with me. I think someone having to be 21 to be in that industry would help stop the creepy websites that cater to the taboo that they are barley legal or that the actor is just a small teen. Or at least stop putting the actors in situations that they are suppose to be teens getting banged by their teacher/stepdad.
As far as being an exotic dancer if you are going to be performing in a club you should at least be legal enough to drink the alcohol (in the USA) that they sell at the club.
Edit: I'm not talking about raising the age of consent. Just the age of being able to act in porn or dance in a club. If the person has to wait until they are 21 then the empathizes of them being barley legal isn't such a big part of them being sexy.
Edit 2: After reading the comments I suppose the real issue in the empathizes on the person being so young rather than the actual age. But in all honesty is a more complicated than just changing the age.
SHARK V RED PANDA
CANDYFLOSS VS DRAGONFLY
ZEBRA VS THINGAMAJIG
MONKEY VS DRAC
and HAT V CORN
WHICH 2 DANCERS WILL GO HOME?
I confess that sometimes I need trashy reality TV to lift my spirits. I was watching the Masked Dancer (for those who don't know this is a show where celebrities wear elaborate costumes and either sing or dance while the judges and audience tries to guess their secret identity)
Does this person remind you guys of Gabby Douglas?
A lot of the clues fit
British breakfast- she competed in London Olympics
Mentions being an all around whiz: reference to her all around gold medal.
Mentioned that she lived with another family to while she was chasing her dream which matches how she lived with a host family when trained at Chows
Cornflakes: she was on a corn flakes box and also I remember that iconic photo shoot before the Olympics where she was eating a bowl of cereal while sitting in an oversplit (https://philomenakwao.tumblr.com/post/28286115520/timelightbox-olympic-gymnast-gabby-douglas-eats)
3 on the barbell: has three gold medals
Is it just me but is it really annoying to see people praise a certain backup dancer then shade the Artist? And yes, I am talking about Kai and his certain backup dancer who got viral. Why can't we praise the backup dancer without saying things that's OBVIOUSLY disrespecting Kai? Seriously, I am sick of this. It's like everyone's doing it intentionally so they can hate on Kai with a good reason (??) The backup dancers were undeniably eye catching but everyone do know that Kai's the reason why they're relevant, right? I am just really super annoyed and just had to rant all about this bullcrap because I am tired of seeing people comment such things about Kai when they can just praise the backup dancers without shading Kai. (This also my first post in reddit so go easy on me lel)