Sunday, January 03, 2010

Mel C gently repaints history

Much as we love Mel C, she's not being entirely honest about how sexual the Spice Girls were in her Telegraph interview:

With instant success and the growth of Girl Power, however, came the responsibility of becoming role models for millions of young girls. "It was something we took seriously," she says. "It's hilarious because we were criticised for being provocative or wearing revealing clothes a decade ago. Just look at girl bands now – they're so sexual. We were tame by comparison."

Yes, you'd never see The Pussycat Dolls dressing like that, right?

Still, you have to forgive her:
"It is rare to launch a solo career that is successful after years in a band," Chisholm concedes. "So it's been brilliant that I've been able to keep writing and performing my own songs and that the public love them. But acting? That took me out of my comfort zone. And, ah, we won't mention Spice World…"

It's hard to imagine Geri or Beckham making an unscripted Spice World jibe.

Is it really that rare to launch a solo career after being in a band, though? Timberlake? Williams? Ure? Estefan? Bunton?

Okay. Maybe not Bunton.


Simon said...

A momento of just how unsexualised the Spice image was:

Anonymous said...

To be fair, she doesn't say the Spice Girls weren't sexual, just that they weren't as bad as some bands today - which is true.

I would post a picture of the Pussycat Dolls in their full tranny stripper get-up, but until I see medical proof that it's not possible to get VD of the eyeballs just by looking at them, I'm not taking any chances.

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