Rihanna Continues to Dabble in Goth

Siouxsie cannot help but like Rihanna. This photograph was taken about a month ago. Take note of her dark-purple lipstick, black thigh-high boots, and vampy spider ring. Siouxsie hopes Rihanna continues down this path.

For full-on Rihanna goth, Siouxsie recommends that you check out this Disturbia video. Siouxsie says put this song on your Halloween party mix.

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~ by siouxsielaw on October 25, 2009.

6 Responses to “Rihanna Continues to Dabble in Goth”

  1. It’s really amazing what a cultural force goth is (yes, I really mean this). Truly goth bands almost never made enough money to get to fund videos of this type, but the mark of that look shows up over and over…

    Nine Inch Nails
    +
    Prodigy
    +
    Marilyn Manson
    =
    Rihanna? How is that possible? And yet there’s that direct line in their visuals.

    • Amy, you make a great point. Goth is alternately ridiculed then co-opted by mainstream culture. Your comment is well-taken. Indeed it reminded Siouxsie of one of her favorite songs, and the fact that their budget for their video was so small they had to film it during the day. Shudder.

  2. […] goth detector seems to be functioning perfectly.  Rihanna’s new album cover for Rated R, which was […]

  3. […] and black pacifier is considered goth. I think Rihanna’s little foray into fetish wear in her video Disturbia is about as goth as Weird Al is gangsta in his video White and Nerdy. But maybe that’s the […]

  4. I can’t see what all of the fuss is about Rihanna visiting a sex store. It is legal, it is a free country and she can do what she wishes to.

  5. Sorry but I do not like Rihanna’s red hair and cone bra. She does not need to be a Madonna clone.

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