Fashion, Inspiration, Subculture

Kinderwhore – not as original as one might think

>So, for most people, the word kinderwhore brings to mind images of Courtney Love and Kat Bjelland wearing torn, dirty baby doll dresses and thick smeared red lipstick with messy, peroxide-blonde hair. Bad little girls up to no good.

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People might think that Both Love and Bjelland have fought about who came up with the disengenuous combo of clumsy make-up with children’s clothing, Love even going as far as to allegedly say that she got it from Christina Amphlett on the cover of the Divinyls 1982 album, Desperate.

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Erm, yeah. Totally.

But I’d like to introduce you to the granny and grand dame of Kinderwhore.

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Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? She is the result of a dirty battle between mutton and lamb with a crooked referee. Baby Jane is duplicitous, nasty, childish, impetuous and a terrible singer. More than a coincidence that Hole and Babes in Toyland chose to adopt this image?

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3 thoughts on “Kinderwhore – not as original as one might think

  1. >I love this post, it's frikkin awesome. I had toes forgotten about Babes in Toyland, I do adore Courteny tho. (I put it down to my obsession with Nirvana!)

  2. >Paddy – Aah I thought that I was being sooo original and everything… Your post is way better than mine too – damn!I love your blog too. I'm following it… now.

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