Yes, I did just entitle a blog piece, “Katy Perry”.
After much begging and pleading, gnashing of teeth and bargains made of clean rooms, I took the little girls to see the Katy Perry movie. I will admit, she has been waay low on my radar. Like I remember seeing her sing as I walked through a room as she was singing on an awards show and stopped to check out her candy clothes. Certainly I knew the little girls were fans because there is lots of singing here of the song Firework (or is it Fireworks?). I was vaguely aware that she had married Russell Brand and then promptly divorced.
I went to this movie stone cold stupid about Katy Perry.
I do love the clothes.
My response to it was,
“Damn, I bet Russell Brand hates this movie!”
In the movie, which was a chronicle of her tour in 2011, we are shown Russell at the first show and their sweet interchanges. We see a meeting with Katy and her team where she is telling them that she has to have some days off every 2 weeks that she calls her “relationship days”. She was performing this huge mega production concert all over the world and every 14 days had 3 days off. It was supposed to be for them all to do nothing but rest, but we saw Katy getting on a plane and flying to New York or LA (once to New Orleans) to spend 3 days with Russell and then fly back to Japan or Brazil. Her crew would try to talk her out of it, “Katy, just the traveling is exhausting, you need to be resting” and she would say, “I have to go to make my marriage work”.
Chick started looking exhausted.
Once someone asked, “When is Russell going to come here?” and she said, “I guess he isn’t, but he said he would. He knew that I had to do this, you make a record, you tour a record, I’m doing the best I can. He isn’t coming so I have to go.”
Bad! Naughty Russell!
Then we see her moping around, crying, the team all gathered around her trying to offer comfort and drag her ass out of bed as we see the thousands of concert goers in their seats. There is talk of cancelling shows until they can get Katy less depressed. But she soldiers on and puts on the dress with the boobs twirling like pinwheels and does her meet and greets although with less enthusiasm.
I have so recently been through this experience that I still cry a lot about my divorce. I hate for my kids to see me cry and then here are my girls watching another woman cry about divorce. It was okay, they need to see that divorce happens sometimes and it is sad for everyone. Still, I wanted to pat Katy’s back and offer to put out a hit on Russell Brand. It wasn’t like she was playing or partying, she was working her ass off.Basically, the whole thing brought full circle to me how people marry people but don’t want them as they are. He didn’t want her on tour, he didn’t want to not have all of her attention and he just bailed. I mean, dude! You married a pop star! She isn’t going to sit at home and have your little babies when she is 27 years old!The whole movie was not about her marriage. It was about 10 minutes of it, but I am sure it was 10 minutes that Russell Brand could have done without. I know it was only her side of it, but that was just another stupid move on his part. Dude! Don’t act like an ass when they are filming a movie about your wife. Surely if he didn’t want that included he could have waited until they finished filming.
And so today, Russell Brand gets the Dumbass award.
Twirl on Katy.