'Katy Perry: Part of Me' Is About as Scandalous as a Sugar High (VIDEO)

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katy perry"Be yourself and you can be anything." That's the unofficial tagline for Katy Perry: Part of Me, the new 3D concert flick/documentary about everybody's favorite zany pop princess, and like the movie, there's not a lot you can find wrong with the sentiment: You know, it's positive and upbeat and sort of inspirational ... but there's not a lot you can find right-on about it either. Meaning neither the tag line nor the movie are particularly deep or original or thought-provoking, but, you know, they're fun and colorful and they've got a lotta heart. Kind of like if somebody gave you an especially meaningful lollipop. Or some cotton candy with an unusual amount of sentimental value. Sweet and fluffy and pink and emotionally vulnerable all at the same time.

In other words, if you're wondering what you should say when your tween daughter begs you to take her on opening night (oh, and thisperson and thatperson and thatotherperson really really want to go too)?

Just say yes. Just say, Sure, why not? Because all the spinny pinwheel boob costumes in the world can't make this movie -- or Katy Perry, for that matter -- scandalous. No matter what her Pentecostal Christian family thinks. (Who, by the way, provide some of what I considered to be the most entertaining moments of the film. Clearly this buxom cartoon character of a celebrity songstress is NOT what her parents were expecting their bundle of contained, church-appropriate joy to grow up into.)

Even Russell Brand, who barely makes an appearance, doesn't take the tame factor of this movie down, not even a smidge. Which is interesting, now that I think about it, because Brand's brief appearance in Perry's actual life didn't take her tame factor down either (not even a smidge). Which is no fine. Because Katy Perry is just being herself ... and hey, would you look at that! Be yourself and you can be anything. Apparently.

Will you see Katy Perry: Part of Me?

Image via KatyPerryVEVO/YouTube

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muddp... muddpuddles

I believe it when you say the movie is not very provocative, but I really hate that my 6-year old daughter gets songs stuck in her head about participating in threesomes, having strangers in her bed, and getting wasted every Friday night  from the pop radio station at 3pm in the afternoon.  I'm in no way a prude, but a lot of her lyrics are NOT kid friendly. 

Betty Zam

My thought exactly...so then why is she so popular among young girls?

Water... Water_geM

i want the gaga version.

Nichole Hare

Why anyone decided to waste the time to make this movie is beyond me :-p She may be famous and blah blah blah, but I don't consider her a genuine artist. Then again most of the famous people in the music industry these days aren't.

Carl Bingum

It was an awesome movie. I loved it. It was such an a visual experience. She is so talented and creative. It should be reated pg13 though. I don't think it's really appropriate for young kids. Ieft the theater feeling so good. I haven't seen a movie make me feel this good in a long time. It really picked up my spirits. Amazing

Dawn Mumma

As a mother of a young child I have spent a great deal of time listening to the lyrics of various songs as well.  You will need to do one of  two things.  Either lighten your grip on what the kids listen to, or two, turn of the raido.  (or maybe listen to christian radio)  There are MANY worse things on the radio then Katy Perry.  I think it is important to listen to the WHOLE story of her songs, not just what she might sing about. But the story behind it.  ALSO, realise that more often then not the children are paying far more attention to the beat of the songs then the real story behind the songs.  I asked my 11 year old the other day what a song was about, she had no clue she just wanted to dance to the beat.   So ask.. dialogue,... don't assume.  

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