Strictly so special," said the professional dancer in return. "He's the best partner I could have asked for. We've had so much fun and I'm just so proud of him. I Put a Spell on You, plus the professional dancers took to the floor to perform a spectacular barn dance. Strictly returns next Saturday at 6:30pm. … [Read more...] about Scott Mills is voted off Strictly 2014
Confessions on a dance floor
B.C., intentionally or not, also sets things before COVID, and what’s delirious, and oddly comforting to me at least, about “Babylon” and so much of Chromatica is how much it is absolutely not the album for right now. Most people will have to resort to dancing in isolation, or over Zoom, and good gossip itself has become a precious commodity in quarantine, unless it’s about people doing incredibly risky shit in order to hang out or rehashing old beef into gossip Soylent. Gaga’s fantasy universe of moving your body like a sculpture (sure!) in defiance of the world’s babble is sort of accidentally a fantasy of that babble also existing. At this point, I miss the talking as much as the dancing. Gaga’s beaming us all a radio message from a prelapsarian reality, and if you can’t take a trip there yet, man, it’s something worth gossiping about. … [Read more...] about All I Want to Listen to Is Lady Gaga Overpronouncing ‘That’s Gossip’ in ‘Babylon’
Each was struggling in his own way, as we all are. But when they came to the question “What’s the first thing you’re going to do when this is all over?” Thomas’s answer was plain and simple: “Fuck. Someone.” It’s a truth so plain it might as well serve as the single quarantiner’s rallying cry. As he confided in Ward over his “poor wasted heart and poor wasted penis,” he mused over things we never thought we’d miss: getting sweaty on the dance floor, seeing strangers’ mouths, you know, all the things we took for granted back before we started using the word “droplets” with alarming regularity. … [Read more...] about Josh Thomas Laments His ‘Poor Wasted Penis’
He added: "Who knows how they’re going to go about it. I don’t know whether there’s going to be an audience or not, I don’t know how they go about the social distancing rules… I sort of can’t imagine it at the moment. I know it’d affect me if there was no audience because I’m so reliant on the audience cheering and all of that stuff!" … [Read more...] about Kevin Clifton reveals why Stacey Dooley made him more nervous than Strictly!
Growing up — much like, I am going to estimate, 100 percent of the population — I felt stifled by the stereotypes and expectations of my gender. Even from the privileged position of being a straight, white, cisgender woman, I still walked around in a constant panic that I was doing femininity wrong. (I tripped every time I put on heels. I played sports a little too competitively in gym class. I went through a very unfortunate brown-lipstick phase.) Coming of age in the Britney era did not exactly help my or any young woman’s feelings of feminine inadequacy; the message she telegraphed to the girl population was “You’re either born hot or you’re not. Sorry.” With Britney, femininity was something innate. So what I loved most about Lady Gaga was how unapologetically fake she was, especially when she was at her most girlie. (The wigs! The affect! The Alexander McQueen shoes!) The much-needed message that she beamed to the world was that — … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga Goes to the Middle