I don’t know how much I should spell this out, because if you know the film I’m referencing, it’s a pretty obvious reference, and if you don’t hopefully it just works as a title on its own.
The reference is to Godard’s 1966 film Masculin Féminin, and in that film there are intertitles between the “chapters” of the film, the most famous one saying, “The Children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” or, in French, “Les Enfants de Marx et de Coca-Cola.” The film was about the French youth of the time, and I take the “Marx and Coca-Cola” thing to be his commentary on being anti-capitalist, but also intrinsically part of a consumer culture. The film seems extremely applicable to what’s going on now with anti-capitalist sentiments in general and Lady Gaga, I think, is a good example of some of the differences in the culture between now and the time the film was made. There are a lot of other reasons that Marx and Lady Gaga are pertinent to the story I’m writing coming up talking about art and capitalism, and a lot of other related topics, so this seemed like the perfect title for a whole bunch of reasons. Check back on Wednesday for the first comic strip of chapter one :)