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Katy Perry & Kanye West. Bad Message: “Take Me. Infect Me With Your Love and Fill Me With Your Poison. Make Me A Victim”
Timothée Barrus United States of America

MTV spoke to the video’s stylist, Carol Beadle, who said she wanted to go “avant-garde”. “I just wanted [Katy] to look really odd, unreal if we could, but still fashionable,” she said. “…we wanted it to look like a flash of an amoeba and then it coming to life,” Beadle explained about Katy’s dresses in the clip.

Real Stories Gallery says BAD MESSAGE KATY PERRY & KANYE WEST: "Take Me. Infect Me With Your Love and Fill Me With Your Poison. Make Me A Victim."  What world are you guys exactly inhabiting today.  Have you not noticed how many artists, poets, musicians and activists have been working 24/7 around the world to raise awareness and protect today's youth.  HIV and AIDS is a reality. 

 

Timothée Barrus: March 31, 2011: Katy Perry’s new album and video was released tonight on MTV. It’s supposed to be the pop video of the summer. It’s not. Oh, the production values are there. But the lyrics are almost shocking. Maybe just to me.

I do not understand how Kayne West — or anyone in this day and age in Hollywood or anywhere — can release the following lyrics: “Infect me with your love and fill me with your poison.”

You can be as ambiguous as you want with the rest of it and dress it up in scifi costumes. But, infect me with your love and fill me with your poison — take me ta-ta-take me — wanna be a victim…

No one with a BRAIN wants to be a victim. Infect me with your love and fill me with your poison.

 

Who buys this shit.

 

This is a BAD message, Hollywood. In fact, it’s sickening. I mashed it up. These are NOT their images. I wanted images of a crowd. Normal people. Superimposed with not so normal people. We deserve better than this. I ripped it with DJ oxide and jacked off and came on it. Fuck Kayne West. In the ass.

I put it on my blog. My video is better than their video.  

 

You’re so hypnotizing

Could you be the devil? Could you be an angel?

Your touch magnetizing

Feels like I am floating, leaves my body glowing

They say be afraid

You’re not like the others, futuristic lover

Different DNA

They don’t understand you

You’re from a whole other world

A different dimension

You open my eyes

And I’m ready to go, lead me into the light

Kiss me, ki-ki-kiss me

Infect me with your love and

Fill me with your poison

Take me, ta-ta-take me

Wanna be a victim

Ready for abduction

Boy, you’re an alien

Your touch so foreign

It’s supernatural

Extraterrestrial

You’re so supersonic

Wanna feel your powers, stun me with your lasers

Your kiss is cosmic

Every move is magic

You’re from a whole other world

A different dimension

You open my eyes

And I’m ready to go, lead me into the light

Kiss me, ki-ki-kiss me

Infect me with your love and

Fill me with your poison

Take me, ta-ta-take me

Wanna be a victim

Ready for abduction

Boy, you’re an alien

Your touch so foreign

It’s supernatural

Extraterrestrial

This is transcendental

On another level

Boy, you’re my lucky star

I wanna walk on your wavelength

And be there when you vibrate

For you I’ll risk it all

Kiss me, ki-ki-kiss me

Infect me with your love and

Fill me with your poison

Take me, ta-ta-take me

Wanna be a victim

Ready for abduction

Boy, you’re an alien

Your touch so foreign

It’s supernatural

Extraterrestrial, extraterrestrial, extraterrestrial

Boy, you’re an alien

Your touch so foreign

It’s supernatural

Extraterrestrial

 

Real Stories Gallery found this notice on Facebook when searching for their public statements regarding the privacy and protection of minors (those under 18 years old).  We find the language a little tricky to understand.  Are they saying minors are protected? 

Facebook (April 14, 2011) Privacy Guide (10)

We are committed to protecting minors who use Facebook. Until their eighteenth birthday, minors don't have public search listings created for them, and the visibility of their information is limited to friends of friends and networks, even if they've chosen to make it available to everyone. This does not apply to name, profile picture, gender, networks and username, which are visible to everyone so real world friends can recognize them.

 

Real Stories Gallery says GOOD MESSAGE DAVID SCHWIMMER & FRIENDS: "TRUST"

Real Stories Gallery would like to thank David Schwimmer and his friends, for creating TRUST.  A significant film that provides us with a glimpse into the process of persuasion that leads to someone’s daughter, anyone’s daughter, coming to trust a stranger with their most intimate thoughts and feelings - simply through chatting online.  Your film leaves us much the wiser, and full of questions.

Schwimmer’s execution of the slow pacing surrounding the older man’s grooming of a 13 year old girl, reveals "chatting online" is not so simple as it seems. The film carefully shows us how a sensible and intelligent girl, so naturally played by Liana Liberato, comes to shift her boundaries of safety and so doing, places herself in much psychological and physical danger. 

TRUST reminds us how online friendships are able to seep into our imaginations and stroll, just like that, into our private spaces.  Those we usually only permit someone we have met in person to enter, and only then after we have spent much time carefully navigating and negotiating each other's increasingly intimate psychological and physical boundaries. Technology gives rise to new relationships between social and sexual beings.  Ones that can bypass sophisticated home security systems and the guidance of responsible guardians.  Relationships that can even enter the bed and fantasies of our most vulnerable members of community, our children.

Schwimmer's film weaves together a complexity of family relationships and guides us through how the significant hurt experienced by a beloved daughter impacts each person, and differently.  Each perspective and emotional turmoil portrayed compels the audience to feel and identify with the stress.  The role of the counselor in the film serves to remind us of what it means to be human; what we value and hold most dear, and who we allow, whether intentionally or unintentionally, to play a role in shaping our most trusting relationships today. Particularly those within our homes.

On this note, Real Stories Gallery urges Facebook to seize the opportunity gifted by Schwimmer's film TRUST and revisit their perceptions and practice; given the social responsibilities that come with their power and reach into distinct localities around the world.  Facebook may even like to consider spending a few moments online with their friends over at MySpace, who have stood up and done something to tackle the clear and present danger for humanities' children in today's emerging technology markets.

We salute you David Schwimmer and all involved in creating TRUST.  And we would also like to thank the technology company Apple, for stepping up so publicly to support TRUST. 

We look forward greatly to the leadership and humanity of Schwimmer's sequel film(s) tackling some of the many questions raised by TRUST.  Perhaps, one that includes a glimpse into the alarming silence and prejudice surrounding the sexual abuse experienced by a staggering 1 in 8 boys.  And, let us hope, for the sake of boys around the world today, this number of 1 in 8 boys is not proved to be a conservative estimate.  As TRUST reveals, sadly things are not always as they seem on first glance.

 

Michael Kurcfeld, stonehengemedia.com 3/29/11 HUFFPOST ARTS (excerpt from review of Trust, Directed by David Schwimmer; starring Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and Liana Liberato).

Trust is based on the story of a father he met while involved with a Santa Monica rape treatment center, and it is really a horror story for the Internet Age.

Trust is a small film with big emotions. Keeping one's children safe is a project full of hot buttons and trap doors, and Schwimmer (himself about to become a father) has constructed a tense cautionary tale out of it that really has not been seen before -- if only because the virtual playground of the Web that swallows up the innocent is so new. Here is the dark side of Social Network, the warning label on a technology that still feels like science fiction even as its pervasiveness turns to banality. Think of Schwimmer as a Catcher in the Rye for the 21st Century.

Liana Liberato is very good as Annie, who too blithely takes on the rite of passage of all teens -- conjuring an identity for herself... but in a shadowy realm where identity is dangerously fluid and creeps evade the instinctive defenses of real human encounter. She is especially persuasive as a young girl who has been so conned into a delusion of romance as to view her despairing father and best friend as her enemies. Liberato was 14 herself when the film was shot. Her grasp of what such an ordeal might feel like is remarkable, and it's to Schwimmer's and her fellow actors' credit that she felt safe enough to explore it.

 

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