Taylor Momsen Gives Lap Dance Onstage, Becomes Even More Depressing

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Holy crap, is there a teenager on earth more depressing than Taylor Momsen? Earlier this week, not content with parading her emaciated body around, dressed only in underwear and stripper shoes, she got some fans (all female, all young) to get onstage with her while she performed with her (terrible) band the Pretty Reckless -- and take their shirts off. Then she gave one of them a lap dance. There isn't a sigh deep enough or an eyeroll high enough to express how we feel about this.
It's not the fact that a 17-year-old wants to publicly express herself sexually that's bothering us. It's that we don't think any of this has to do with Momsen's own burgeoning sexuality. When she writhes around on stage in hold-ups and bras and fishnets and little else, it looks nothing like a young woman finding her inner-sexy, but a lot like a desperate plea for attention and the probable result of having her body treated like a commodity for most of her life. It's a simplistic, cartoonish representation of female sexuality learned from strippers and the windows of the Hustler Store. There's nothing honest or real about it.
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Cherie Currie could hit the stage in her undies with the Runaways and still be a force to be reckoned with. Momsen, on the other hand, seems entirely consumed with removing her clothes because she can't think of anything better to do. She doesn't know how else to get people to like her. She looks every inch the victim. Check out the video for "Make Me Wanna Die" (and by "video" we mean "four-minute striptease by a minor with some old men watching in the background." And by "old men," we mean her band):



We'd feel a bit sorry for her if she didn't come off like a self-obsessed, self-entitled little princess in every interview we've ever read with her. But make no mistake about it, Taylor Momsen is depressing.

She's depressing because of the air of desperation she carries with her. She's depressing in the same way that any teenage stripper is depressing. She's depressing because, dear god, where the hell are her parents? She's depressing because her band sucks and yet it still does okay because she's the chick from Gossip Girl. She's depressing because not only is she now in a position to objectify herself nearly constantly, she's encouraging her young fans to do the same thing. Yes folks, this is all very depressing. How many more child star cautionary tales do we need, for crying out loud?

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Craw Daddioooo
Craw Daddioooo

Just curious Rae Alexandra, who do you listen to? What bands do you listen to nowadays, that you would consider good?

marina
marina

i see no difference between her and other bands like the runaways, a band whose girls performerd in underwear too. nowadays, the runaways has a movie. let's just hope taylor doesn't do drugs, she has a cool voice after all

please
please

you are depressing. jealousy is depressing & in your case it's pretty obvious..that you are indeed jealous.please...write something that actually makes sense?

Please
Please

the washed out "oh im so f*cking rockn' roll, THIS IS TRUE ROCK'N ROLL.." people are the most pathetic ones, they are the ones who can't see a true talent, when the ppl who aren't blinded by one specific genre/bands..see that the pretty reckless is pretty damn good & taylor has a great voice for her age! 

Besides every teenage girl goes thru a rebel-phace...she will calm her dressing & acts down in few years.

Anita Lenne
Anita Lenne

Taylor can't sing and is basically and Avril Lavigne impersonator. Her fans are all teen girls who watched gossip. No real rock fans take this poser seriously. I agree with this article 100% I CRINGE watching her try so hard to be seen as a rocker. She is such a dumb kid. Hopefully she'll grow out of this fake image her label created for her....and take some vocal lessons

HUFAPRF
HUFAPRF

@Anita Lenne I have listened to Taylor for the last three years now and love her. I just started watching gossip girl last week with my sister. I'm not the kind of teen fan you're talking about. I listen to all kinds of music; old, new, rock, country..you name it and I listen to it. I think you AND the author of this article need to get real evidence, you know facts not opinions, before you speak. After all, it can get you in more trouble you thought you'd ever be in...

Limitless_Free
Limitless_Free

You have no idea what you're talking about. She actually does have a really good voice, and her music is good (the lyrics, however, are lacking imo. too generic). If she wants to dress like this I have no problem. Tell me, what is the difference between her and Cherie Currie dressing that way? Jealousy is not cute hon.

Joseph Ryner
Joseph Ryner

I can't comment on Taylor's behavior, because I don't know her, but her voice is AMAZING, period.  "Light Me Up" is one of the two best albums I've bought this decade (The Joy Formidable's debut album being the other), featuring five really good songs.  I'm kind of interested to see how Pretty Reckless develop over the next few years.

Beth
Beth

sort of sounds like youre jelous

Beth
Beth

jealous*

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