James Franco continues discovering Lana Del Rey.
James Franco isn't stopping the exploration into the dark and violent mind of Lana Del Rey. Previous to this latest collaboration with the "Honeymoon" singer for V magazine, Franco wrote a poetic tribute titled "Shades of Cool" followed by a 100-page photo book titled "Flip-Side: Real And Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey" (that Del Rey thinks will never see the light of day). Now, Franco is publishing an interview he had with Del Rey in which she clarifies the baffling statements she made to The Fader last year about feminism.
She had said, “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.” When pressed, she said “My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants.”
However, a year later Del Rey has a slightly different approach on the subject. She tells Franco:
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.' 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.
It's not that Del Rey is disinterested, she just has other subjects to focus on... like blowing up the paparazzi.