this story on the frisky.com got me to thinking about the groupie culture in rock versus the groupie culture in hip hop.
i haven’t done a ton on research on the subject, but in general, from movies like “almost famous” and a few specials on e! and vh1, it seems like rock groupies were glorified in a way that r&b/hip hop groupies have never been. correct me if i am wrong, but rock groupies, especially the early ones, seem to be somewhat revered. there is something about the rock culture that seems as though the women weren’t as openly disrespected in the same way as r&b/hip hop groupies were and continue to be. don’t get me wrong, i don’t think that groupies of any kind deserve a ton of respect, but the differences are just interesting to me. the pic above depict the autobiographies of two famous rock groupies, patty boyd and pamela des barres. these women seemed super proud of their roles and were very candid about their experiences. with the exception of supahead (who clearly needs a full psychological profile), i don’t think this attitude has ever been duplicated amongst the r&b/hip hop groupies.
is this a commentary on how different races view their women, in general? or is it just that i don’t know enough about the rock culture? hmmmm.
that is all. as you were…
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