Lana Del Rey on Feminism: 'Not an Interesting Concept'
Rising star Shailene Woodley of Divergent fame enraged feminists recently by saying she wasn't a fan of Feminism, 2014 Style.
Now, Lana Del Rey is singing from a similar songbook.
The superstar's sexually charged music has drawn the attention of feminists and cultural observers alike. Turns out Del Rey isn't keen on joining the former in discussion. She told TheFader.com that the subject itself leaves her bored.
For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept,” she says. “I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested.” Fortunately, her ambivalence about politics doesn’t undo any subversiveness that may be embedded in her work (though, nor does it excuse any ill it may cause). When pressed, she adds, more illuminatingly, “My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants.