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15 September 2020

Cry About It Later

by Syd Briscoe

Katy Perry: “Cry About It Later” - 3 mins 16s

Katy Perry channels Studio Ghibli in this animated promo for latest single 'Cry About It Later'. The pop star turns traditional tales topsy-turvy in the lovingly rendered film, as she changes the focus of familiar fairy stories to embrace female empowerment.

From transforming into a witch and leaving a dashing prince behind in favour of hanging out with a pixie-esque gal pal, to beating a vampire at his own game, Perry's animated avatar is very much the hero of her own story. Liberating other female characters from their boorish counterparts is just the icing on the cake.

While the inclusion of a same-sex kiss will be controversial in certain (stupid) circles, it's a neat reminder of how much society has progressed that a mainstream pop star can include such a scene without it being the entire focus of the film. A tacit way to make amends for past transgressions, perhaps.

Film Production: Partizan Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Sykosan
Producer: Brian Covalt
Executive Producer: Sara Nix

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