“Electric Lady (Kiss) Land: Blade Runner and R&B”

At Popshifter, Paul Casey looks at Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,  Janelle Monáe’s The Electric Lady and The Weeknd’s Kiss Land. “Where The Electric Lady is uplifting and empowering, the story of a righteous dissident fighting for every wronged being in existence, Kiss Land is from the other side. It is about someone who thought they knew where their place was but ended up lost. A person who has money and power but who cannot find peace, and when they do find someone they love it can’t work. I’m a Blade Runner and you’re a replicant. It is about the pain that is required to become a human.”

And The Gutter’s own Screen Editor Emeritus Ian wrote about Marvin Gaye and Vangelis and Blade Runner as Blaxploitation in his 2008, “Replicant Like Me.” 

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