Let Us Preface This Post By Saying We Love The Gossip
But seriously, WE GET IT.
We're not being ironic or anything when we say there's something very inspiring about gay people destroying stereotypes--or ANYONE destroying stereotypes for that matter--and yeah, Standing in the Way of Control is pretty good, though nowhere near the genius of Movement or Arkansas Heat. And we're sure that there are places in the world where people are still offended by people like Beth, and God bless her for being a role model for fat gay kids the world over. But we doubt the demographic that really needs to be reached is the NME readership. We're over it. OVER IT. We know we're just bitching and not even making a valid point, but there's something about seeing her naked ALL THE TIME that kind of demeans the entire point of what she's trying to convey (that said, we'd be totally behind that same image being used in the Post or something). We haven't read one interview during this whole campaign that talked about why they replaced Cathy the drummer with Hannah from Shoplifting or the fact that they made their first video despite being punk rock staples since the late '90s. it's just like, hey everyone, she's fat isn't that cool. And yes, it can be, but please let's talk about some tunes.
Thank God no ones reads this blog or we'd be in so much trouble right now.