Amanda Palmer’s Offensive Camp

(TRIGGER WARNING)
This video of Amanda Palmer’s takes an incredibly serious issue and, heavily utilizing theatricality and style, is “frivolous about the serious” (Sontag 10). Watching it, one feels that it is just “too much,” too exaggeratedly ridiculous for the subject matter. The characters shown are all exaggerated too, and the main girl is presented as being “one thing”- . However, because it is an intentionally tongue-in-cheek piece, it cannot be perceived as Sontag’s true camp, but rather as ‘camping’.

Overall, Amanda Palmer as a figure exudes camp. Highly theatrical with a strong focus on style, she has a flare for the ridiculous and absurd which defies the idea that art is serious business.

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