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GFOTY: Call Him a Doctor review – irreverent pastiche of a 'basic bitch' | Musique Non Stop

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

GFOTY: Call Him a Doctor review – irreverent pastiche of a 'basic bitch'

(PC Music)

Like her PC Music compatriot Hannah Diamond, GFOTY (it stands for Girlfriend of the Year) is part parody. Specifically, the persona of 26-year-old Londoner Polly-Louisa Salmon is pastiching the “basic bitch”, that memetic term denoting myopically consumerist and dispiritingly dim womanhood. On stage she carries a Starbucks cup, on record she spouts cod-profundities like “Dying alone could be hard – especially if you have a dog”.

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