Katy Perry Channels Thora Birch In ‘Ghost World’

Been watching ’Ghost World,’ Katy?
Photo: @katyperry Instagram

Uh, is it just us or has Katy Perry been spending her extra hours online, googling “counterculture?” Over the past few months, she’s dyed her hair slime green, shopped at VFILES, and even worn Lil B’s face on her dress, which is all to say she’s come a long way from her quirky pinup “I Kissed a Girl” days. Honestly though, we’re feeling this new Katy—especially her most recent look, which seems to nod to one of the greatest films ever made, at least if you ask me: Ghost World. It’s just one of those movies that sticks with you, scene by scene, pithy phrase by phrase, and, of course, outfit by outfit. So when we saw Katy wearing thick-framed glasses, a throwback grunge look with her faded slime green hair, combat boots, and a general air of apathy, we immediately thought of movie’s awesome protagonist Enid, played by Thora Birch.

Thora Birch as Enid in ’Ghost World.’
Photos: Granada Film

In Ghost World, Enid dyes her hair a similar slime green shade, wears the exact same style of glasses and a whole lot of vintage clothing—something Katy can definitely relate to—and lazily cruises through life, relying on sarcasm to navigate pretty much any situation. Obviously Katy’s work ethic is the polar opposite of Enid’s but her sense of humor is on point. Case in point: joke fist-pumping a solid rock sculpture.

Speaking of similarities, there’s also the fact that Katy has a song called “Ghost” on Prism. Maybe it wasn’t intentional but it was definitely a premonition (heh) of her style to come, right?

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