I don't really want to like Katy Perry as much as I do. I know, that's not a particularly nice thing to say, but it has nothing to do with her personally -- it's just that I feel a little silly, as a 40-year-old woman, singing along to "Roar" at the top of my lungs. I feel like there's an age limit for adoring Katy Perry, and I passed it like 10 years ago.
But I cannot help loving her, with her irresistibly catchy songs and the freaky fact that she and Zooey Deschanel are the same person and her great big milky-white hooters and even her terrible taste in men (I am looking at you, John Mayer). And now that I've seen her utterly bizarre teaser clip for her upcoming "Birthday" video? I LOVE KATY PERRY EVEN MORE.
Perry's new "Birthday" video is premiering on Thursday, and as an intriguing teaser for what's to come, she's shared a clip titled, "World's Worst Birthday Entertainers." She posted it along with the text, "Meet my INSANE friends -- Goldie, Yosef, Kriss, Ace, and Mandee!" which makes you think the video includes some random character actors or something, but no. It's all Katy, and it's all awesome. Introducing Katy Perry as ...
Goldie the dancer:
Yosef Shulem the MC:
Kriss the clown:
Ace the animal trainer:
And Princess Mandee:
(Sadly, @mandeerogersakalil_prncessmandee doesn't seem to have an actual account on Twitter.)
Here's the clip with Perry in action as all five characters:
I realize she's kind of known for transforming herself in her videos, but this is above and beyond. I love that she had no qualms about looking completely, unrecognizably weird and hilariously un-glamorous for this. It'll be interesting to see how the final video looks, because I have to say, I'm having a hard time imagining how all those characters will be a part of this cutesy upbeat song:
Which is your favorite Perry character from this video? I think I'm partial to Goldie, myself.
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