Read of the Day: “Britneys of the Plain: Cormac McCarthy Describes the Video for ‘Work Bitch’”
5:30 pm, October 11th | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s Read of the Day, the author of No Country For Old Men and The Road takes on Godney ‘s latest offering.
Head west and drive south towards the Gulf of California and leave the highway and keep driving towards the flattest expanse. Here is the land you seek. Sand lays thick on the desert plain, a layer of rust extending to the horizon. The only hint of border is a distant mountain range. This is the desert where those birthed at the shift of the century have come to give into their thirst. Very few made it out of the ‘90s and into the 21st century alive with their integrity, hits, and full head of hair, in tact. It is said that nothing can survive out here. Except for one thing.
Impossibly, jutting out the sand, a mirage. A vanity, almost childlike, plastic and cheap. A blonde woman sits with her back turned, facing the mirror.
How did she get here? Is this the last hope of a dying generation crawling through the sand? That the last thing they see before they perish in the dust, succumbing to the sun and heat, is this hallucination of millennial success? Is this a mirage?
It’s Britney, bitch.
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