Britney Spears' Femme Fatale: Is That a Good Title For Her?

The linked mtv.com piece wonders if Femme Fatale is an apt name for a Britney Spears album, seeing as that's precisely the one they've slapped on her upcoming assortment of suggestive pop songs.

Naturally, I'm one of the experts quoted in the item, and I'm rather proud of one of my quotes:

"I like the title, though I doubt Britney even knows what it means," Musto laughed.

"I don't picture her walking around saying phrases like 'femme fatale' any more than she orders a crème de menthe at Chuck E Cheese."

Aw, come on. Don't hold it against me!

PS: Femme Fatale comes out on March 15--the same day as Spider-Man officially opens! By any name, this is boiling down to the boobs versus the legs!

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1657315/britney-spears-femme-fatale.jhtml

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Max Divor
Max Divor

With respect to your smugly condescending view of Britney's worldliness (or lack thereof), I ran into her at a coffee shop in Madison, WI about a decade ago -- and she was as literate, if not more so, than the typical Village Voice reader, if not the typical editor.

We advocated the development of Britney's femdom side way back in 2008 in "Stand on Your Man," at http://britneyspearsdominatrix....

This trend was visible as early as, e.g., Britney's female-assassin role in the sexy music video for Toxic.

Now we're perfectly delighted as Britney blossoms into a full and, we would argue, perfectly self-aware femme fatale. You can view our take at CelebrityDominatrix,com, specifically http://celebritydominatrix.com...

Cordially, Max

Scruff712
Scruff712

I think she should have stuck with the original title, Music for Dummies.

latenitebump
latenitebump

i´m glad the pop princess is back! the song is hott! she doesn´t have to know what it means. only thing she needs to know: $$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!! that clinging, clanging sound. (at least, for the moment she doesn´t have to worry about anybody comparing her to christina acquilera.)

Dawes
Dawes

Meanwhile, Michael York was VERY femme fatale.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Remember what Michael York's Brian told Liza's Sally Bowles?

"You're about as fatale as an after-dinner mint."

Serenaroyale
Serenaroyale

She don't even know English how she gonna know French?

Trevor
Trevor

Someone had better sit her down before March 15 and give her a briefing not only on what it means, but how to say it.

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