Lana Del Rey Still Prefers Technology to Feminism
In an interview with Fader back in 2014, Lana Del Rey ruffled some feathers when she expressed her apathetic approach to feminism. "For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept," she said. "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.”
Now, over a year later, she’s expanding on those thoughts and clarifying them — to an extent.
In a recent interview for V magazine with James Franco (who, by the way, is writing and releasing a book about Lana), she says her overall focus is more geared toward "the future" in general: "The luxury we have as a younger generation is being able to figure out where we want to go from here, which is why I’ve said things like, 'I don’t focus on feminism, I focus on the future.'"
She continued, "It’s not to say that there’s not more to do in that area. I’ve gotten to witness through history the evolution of so many movements and now I’m standing at the forefront of new technological movements. I’m not undermining other issues. But I feel like that’s obvious, like I shouldn’t even have to bring that up."
The point can — and should — be made that feminism is what's allowed women to be part of the technological advances that Lana's so intent on focusing on, but yes, technology is important, too.
You can check out the full interview when V Magazine hits newsstands on September 10.
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