In character-based videos, this work addresses the fascination with role playing; in particular the desire to be a singer, musician, or rock star. For years I performed with music bands. From a high-octane testosterone fueled group consisting primarily of males. To an all-female line-up empowered with the attitude of GRRRL rock. Based on sociological ideas of gender, politics and popular culture my video performances of pop icons appear to be unobserved, as if unfolding in private before a mirror. These performances are thoughtful examinations of the personal and the public, the real and the superficial.