“Let’s get druuuuunk!”
Welcome to the world of Ke$ha, where the glitter never runs out and it’s always spring break. That’s just some of what you learn in her new docuseries, Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, which premieres on MTV tonight. The show promises (threatens?) to unveil two years of behind-the-scenes footage shot by the singer’s brother Lagan, who apparently isn’t uncomfortable with filming his sister making out at length with unidentified men at bars.
He also decides not to interfere when she creepily stalks her ex-boyfriend in Los Angeles, as she does halfway through the episode. “It was a crazy love,” says Ke$ha, who we start to learn uses that word quite liberally. Continues the singer as their car prowls by the ex’s house, “I’m going to poop my pants, I’m so scared!” This leads to a scene of the star taking a long, reflective walk on the beach — Ke$ha at rest.
But as hour one of this two-year window into Ke$ha’s life labors to prove, there’s more to the woman than just parties, poopy pants, and “lady boners.” (Though there’s still plenty of that, to be sure; at one point, she tells a U.K. interviewer, “I want a Scottish man in a kilt. I wanna fondle him under his kilt.”). Beyond all her randy high jinks and onstage insanity, many of Ke$ha’s fans have a deep, real connection to her in a Gagaian way, a relationship that the show captures nicely.
What separates her from a lot of other pop stars is that she never seems to be putting on too much of a front; you couldn’t really see her, say, trapping people in a plane for a publicity-hungry tour stunt, or spending time in a room that’s essentially a shrine to herself. Ke$ha just kind of is, and that come-as-you-are nature helps make her bearable (and, yes, at times fun) to watch on and off the clock. B
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful life premieres tonight at 11 p.m. ET on MTV.