Then there was an illuminating conversation (shown at the very bottom of this post) captured in screen caps in which popular culture is broken down into little bite-size pieces and metaphorically I see in my minds eye this modern day heroine stepping and trampling on all the bits. She grows up; leaves behind all the suppressed sexuality stigmata that some female recording artists choose to embrace and become empowered by and is instead witty, wordy and utterly unique. But she doesn’t always seem magical and iridescent like a unicorn. There are moment where she just seems like a normal human being and I think that is as important, if not more in showing that behind all the gossip magazines and other crass material that celebrities are skin and bone humans. It's not a moment of vulnerability or weakness either, it's just a step down from her appearance when performing and for her music videos or just hear earlier days but even then when you consider the lengths some people go to keep up their profile... Well, let's just say I admire her for that gutsiness.
Those bouncy and lustrous curls, and the combination of pink hair bows and very hammed up mascara and eyelashes is tentatively reminiscent of 1950s pin-up girls but Marina is undoubtedly a member of the Girl Gang and avenger of feminism. You can't imagine this young woman being content to wait at home and cooking dinner for her husband, NO. She is out there rocking out and headlining her own shows looking totally fierce and singing songs she can relate to. Which is awesome and powerful considering lyrics can be so personal and sharing them with a wider audience can sometimes be scary. But she looks like she owns the stage, she may look sweet and sugary on the outside but this is all subversive to what message she is really trying to get across. I think Bubblegum Bitch is a nice summary of this pop star, albeit a little harsh. I don't even know what she wrote it about but it's jangly guitar hook is pretty catchy.