For these unfamiliar with the BPCU (Bella Poarch Cinematic Universe), the TikTok star’s newest single “Dolls” picks up straight the place her viral debut, “Build a Bitch,” left off. After enlisting her fellow fembots to destroy the Match Making studio in which she was constructed, Poarch rises from like a phoenix the ashes to wreak havoc on the town that created her. This time, although, she veers away from the GAYLE-adjacent TikTok pop sound and totally commits to Billie Eilish pastiche — propelled by the refrain of “‘cause, baby, dolls kill,” bearing an uncanny synergy with the controversial boutique style model with whom she almost certainly shares an viewers.
It’s excessive idea — or as excessive idea as a TikTok star’s big-budget third single might probably be — and whether or not or not it pays off is dependent upon how a lot you loved the “Bad Blood” video when it first dropped. “Dolls” options everybody that you simply’ve heard the identify of however haven’t grasped precisely why they’re well-known: Dream! Chloe Cherry! Madison Beer! It’s a who’s who of Twitch streamers and YouTubers, most of whom function minions to Poarch in the video (which is becoming, contemplating Poarch is the third most-followed creator on TikTok).
All of this backstory, although, is only a lead-up to the second half of the video, in which fellow Internet enigma Grimes basically submits her audition tape to star in the subsequent Alex Garland film. Punctuated by a soulless gothic breakdown, the artist previously generally known as Claire Boucher takes a word from ex Elon and goes full rogue Tesla mode, adopting an Alter Ego of her personal to beat the shit out of Poarch. In this dystopian, technocapitalist hellscape, the video ends with the 2 exchanging a glance of understanding, because the “dolls” have begun to look oppressed by a fascist state — or, in the phrases of Grimes herself, “welcome to reality”.