This post is my response to Feminist Fashion Bloggers.
PJ has created different versions of herself over the years, complimenting the differing musical styles of her albums. She’s been unshaven and unashamed circa Rid Of Me (1993), and straight-backed in Broderie Anglaise for the creepy chamber-pop of White Chalk (2007). She’s also done glossy and ‘feminine’, but she’s done it her own way. Take a look at the video for This Is Love (2001), below. She might be wearing a Christina Aguilera approved amount of make-up, rhinestone stilettoes and a revealing jumpsuit, but she’s parodying macho guitar heroes. Not so dissimilar to what Lady Gaga’s getting up to in the video for Born This Way.
Does she label herself a feminist? I don’t think so. Does it matter? To me, no. She’s amazingly talented. Plus she always looks great.