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Celine Dion at this year’s Met Gala. Camp is not merely a matter of glittery dresses, but a mode of performance. Justin Lane/EPA/AAP

How camp was the Met Gala? Not very

Many of the gowns and costumes at this year’s Met Gala attempted to capture the essence of camp, and in trying to do so missed the point of camp entirely.
Lisa Kudrow is back as Valerie Cherish with a second season of The Comeback. HBO

The Comeback: HBO revisits a camp TV classic

Susan Sontag once wrote that the ultimate camp statement is, “It’s good because it’s awful”. But can camp go too far? To paraphrase a line from the 2001 film Ghost World, can something be so awful that…

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