In April, MTV will begin airing “Ke$ha: My Crazy, Beautiful Life,” a series that offers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into the life of pop music’s favorite filthy whore.
And if you think this show is yet another attempt by a vainglorious celeb to show off their unique blend of fabulosity and groundbreaking talent disarmingly combined with a beguiling down-to-earthiness, you are quite wrong.
This is Kesha basking in her own nastiness, shrieking: “Look at me! I’m so crazy, so edgy, so nasty! You’ve never seen anything like it before! Except in every single one of my music videos!”
The clip from the show that MTV released to entice viewers features Kesha taking bites of cannoli and then dropping the chewed-up mouthfuls, mama bird-style, into the mouths of her friends. It’s pretty gross … though not quite as repellent as watching Kesha drink her own pee, which she also does on the show. (For the record, drinking pee is not a good idea. It’s dehydrating as well as demoralizing.)
The show’s footage was shot over the last two-and-a-half years by Kesha’s little brother. Promoting the show, Kesha boasted:
“[The show has] all the things you would want to see and all the things you wouldn’t really want to see.”
She goes on, but I’ll cut her off there and wonder aloud why, if she already knows that we wouldn’t really want to see the footage, then why is she showing it to us? She’s not the best PR person.
From there she lists the following activities that the lucky viewing audience will get to see her doing on the show:
“… making out with dudes, drinking my own pee, jumping out of a building, jumping out of aeroplanes, swimming with sharks.”
To my mind, that list is not especially compelling. Making out with dudes … great. I’m all for it, though ideally she would have a shower first and brush her teeth properly. Drinking your own pee … no, thank you. Why would I want to watch someone do that? It’s nauseating to even think about. Jumping out of a building and out of planes, and swimming with sharks … those do not sound like terribly wise choices, but go for it. Undoubtedly, lots of dirty, sexy, glittery hilarity will ensue.
Why didn’t her brother film her fucking a ghost? Apparently she likes to and I would have watched that.
Despite being scruffy, rude, and probably riddled with communicable illnesses, Kesha is strangely likable. For better or worse, what you see on her show will not be sanitized and high gloss like Beyonce’s HBO doc, for instance … but it will be much more honest. And it will be really gross.