Sour Prom — Olivia Rodrigo’s Rapid-Onset Petulance.
An ‘album movie’ that snarks about Our/Sour America.
Pop neophyte Olivia Rodrigo “doesn’t know what she’s saying, she’s just saying what somebody told her.” That’s the spanking Candace Owens gave to rapper-stripper Cardi B and athlete Gwen Berry when they stepped out of their respective career lanes to make political commentary. I paraphrase Owens to explain singer-actress Rodrigo’s fame — from her derivative, chart-topping songs and their Instagramable cynicism.
Yet, in Sour Prom,…