Re: Slate talking about Lana Del Ray
“Authenticity is totally empty as aesthetic category”
“A streak of misogyny” blahblahblah
Lana Del Ray’s music is terrible. Her performance on SNL confirmed it. I hated Video Games when I heard it. I dislike how critics are trying to defend this girl, maybe poor girl, because people are arguing against her authenticity. Of course, that may be a part of the argument, understandably, that they should argue against her lack of talent instead of her image. If she could have proved her talent on SNL, instead of sounding like she had multiple personality disorder, she could have proved herself as the ‘performer’, maybe. I also hate Slate’s actress-Meryl Streep not being an actual prime minister. RARGHH.
I love the construction. I love Lady Gaga. It’s fun. Also, they’re wrong. There was plenty of Youtube videos of Lady Gaga as Stephanie whatever-her-last-name-is at NYU, just playing piano and singing, uh, original songs. Plenty of people commenting, ‘Why doesn’t she still do this?’. The difference—it showed she was talented.