Lana Del Rey: The Anti-Feminist

Lana Del Rey, who once said, “For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept. 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,” continues to prove that not only could she not give a shit about feminism, but she actively works to undermine it.

LDR with Manson
LDR with Manson
Recently defended by the media for being the subject of Eminem’s latest female-bashing lyrics, Del Rey has come under fire again for appearing in an unreleased Marilyn Manson (who she was rumored to be dating at one point) video directed by Eli Roth in which she is depicted being brutally raped amid other interspersed images of grotesquery.
Still from the video
Still from the video
Filmed in a manner bearing similar cinematography to Hostel, we’re shown a barrage of disturbing scenes featuring American Horror Story-esque creepers in masks, revelers at a party with balloons that say the word “rape” on them and Del Rey herself wearing a Texas Chainsaw Massacre tee–all of which combine to indicate something of a “light-hearted” interpretation of rape.
Another uncomfortable scene
Another uncomfortable scene
To camp-ify a scene of a woman’s sexual abuse seems to solidify Del Rey’s lackadaisical attitude about her clout as a woman. Instead, Del Rey prefers to favor an old school mentality about how women should be portrayed, all in the name of her “aesthetic.” But, as Del Rey’s nemesis, Lady Gaga, will tell you, sticking with one style so early on in your career can be dangerous, resulting in irrelevancy and staleness. And nobody wants to rape a stale pussy.
Lana and her Daddy complex
Lana and her Daddy complex
Del Rey, who has stated she wishes she could have successfully used her sexuality to actually “fuck her way to the top” as her song of the same name says, seems trapped in a sedative-induced dream world, where her Electra complex is the only thing she cares about long enough to consider whether or not it’s button-pushingly offensive. Other casual issues, like rape, is something she clearly prefers to let the men handle with regard to her representation as a woman and of women.

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