Who knew the music of Britney Spears
was so ... versatile?? Remember when, not very long ago, we told you
about how the merchant navy blasts Britney Spears songs at top volume
from military vessels to deter Somali pirates?
Well, that's not the only non-dancing purpose for the pop star's hits,
apparently -- tunes like "Oops! I Did It Again" and " ... Baby One More
Time" are now being used to tell the story of Jesus Christ. SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney is an original musical by Patrick Blute
set to premiere November 7 in NYC, and it's being billed as possibly
"the greatest story ever told to the greatest music ever written.”
Um ... HOLY SH*T.
Perhaps your head is swimming with the
implied contradictions and profound WTF-ness of this idea? Here, Blute's
explanation should clear a few things up for you:
These are Britney’s lyrics. These are Jesus Christ’s images ... The
Britney Spears you see is not Britney Spears. Remember that. The Jesus
Christ you read is not Jesus Christ.
These are manifestations. Accounts through the media, through the
words of followers, of friends, of foes, of villains, of heroes, of
liars, of biases. It’s a falsehood that people believe fame and fortune
create happiness. That all ‘deaths’ receive a resurrection. I hope this
project will show you otherwise through the power of listening and the
power of forgiveness.
Oh! Well then. Now I get it. Except, NO I DON'T GET IT AT ALL. I
dunno, is it just me? Does this whole starlet/Messiah mashup concept
make sense to everybody else? Maybe more playwrights should be pushing
this type of envelope: GAGA: The Teachings of Gandhi as Told by Lady Gaga. YOU BETTER TWERK: Buddhism by Way of Miley Cyrus.
It's Jesus Christ, b*tch.
And that's all I have to say about that, I think. What else IS there to say??
Would you buy tickets for SPEARS: The Gospel According to Britney?