• Fri, Mar 8 2013

Meet Courtland, Courtney Stodden’s Cringeworthy Alter Ego

So, Courtney Stodden has created an alter ego, the drunken, swearing Courtland, who you can see in all her glory, here, contending that she still has some of her dignity.

I think creating an alter ego is a terribly tricky thing to do well. That’s not to say it can’t be done! There are times when personas work brilliantly, especially because people in the public eye always have to create a persona to some extent. But it is very tricky to say why, say, David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona fundamentally worked, and Garth Brook’s Chris Gaines persona did not.

I think for a persona to work really effectively, it has to play on something people already suspect about the performer. For instance, people very strongly suspected that David Bowie was an alien. I still suspect that. I suspect that about both him and Iman.

Meanwhile, I don’t think anyone in the entire world suspected that deep down, Garth Brooks was really a guy who wanted to comb his hair funny and croon alternative rock songs. That persona failed because that persona was not one anyone already believed in.

And then there is this:

courtney stoddenAnd I think that is really all we need to say about that.

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  • Sean

    Umm, is it wrong that she’s sort of hot all vamped up?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sameurysm Samantha Escobar

    Courtney Stodden is the Cat Marnell of teenagers.

  • gemma

    god i couldn’t even make it a full minute. i like this look more than her usual one though! just as long as she doesn’t open her mouth

    • gemma

      it makes me sad though, because this is the kind of thing i would do when i was young. (minus the drunken slurring and such.) she’s just goofing around. it really highlights how young she is. also, she kind of looks like jenna malone?

    • Breezy

      I made it 41 seconds… did I win??

  • Alexis H

    Between this alter ego and the even weirder “ethnic” persona, Court-Court really has a lot of long-lost half-sisters. What is she trying to say about her father?

  • kj

    WUT?!

    Her alter-ego should at least talk about different things than just her… regular ego, non?

  • jamiepeck

    I don’t know, I think it shows she at least has a tiny sense of humor about herself. Also, this is the hottest I have seen her look. (I WOULD SAY THAT.)

  • Mr. Anderson

    Hawt !

  • http://www.facebook.com/deadlittlebunny Carla Deasy

    I watched it at work with the sound down. It was worth it to make it to the eye candy at the end, and by that I mean her super cute dog!

  • Hihi

    I love Courtney! She’s a funny girl :)))))