Katy Perry has invented herself a gawky alter ego named Kathy Beth Terry for her "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" video, which will premiere in all its dorktastic glory on June 14th. The first hints that something unfortunate like this might be happening emerged in early May, when the pop star went full Urkel on the cover of her "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" remixes, dressing up in the nerd-chic anti-style documented in long-defunct sitcom Family Matters. Now Kathy Beth Terry has Facebook and Twitter presences that confirm this 13-year-old has pretty '90s tastes for a girl who lives in the '10s.
The astronomy-loving, asthmatic Kathy Beth Terry's likes include Sugar Ray, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Beanie Babies, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Her signature outfit is a salmon turtleneck topped by a light-blue denim vest, a night brace, and oversize Sally Jessy Raphael-inspired eyeglasses. Katy Perry's alter ego isn't just a nerd, she's a nerd living in the past -- and not the cool past, but the past we'd all love to forget! (All of us but the Insane Clown Posse, who just booked MC Hammer for their annual Gathering of the Juggalos). If this is some sort of pop-star Midnight in Paris, we are concerned.
The 30-second teaser for Perry's video reveals a cameo from "Friday" one-hit-wonder Rebecca Black and a plot straight out of every teen movie ever made: Terry wakes up in the aftermath of a high school party so wild, somebody even dressed up like a shark at it.
In a recent Facebook update, Terry wrote, " 'IIIIIIII just wanna fly, put your arms around me baby!' Got ready for school this morning with this song! I'm not allowed to listen to Crazytown 'Butterfly' or Marcy Playground 'Sex and Candy.' Dad always says those boys only want one thing, but I don't know what he's talking about!" Oh sweet, innocent Kathy Beth Terry. Wonder if it's okay for your drivers to look at you in their rear-view mirror.