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April 19, 2016 at 7:03 am #1201818398
Oh sweetie, you need to read a book. Things can’t be “sexist” when they hold up and support the underrepresented and disenfranchised sex (aka women) — just like things like affirmative action aren’t racist because “race” is a system set up to inherently benefit white people, so any efforts to undo that imbalance and fight against that system is thus removed from it.
It’s not sexist when only 6 women have been nominated at the Grammys for Best Producer, and none have ever won. It’s not sexist when the first female to be nominated for a Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Grammy was THIS YEAR. It’s called giving a voice — and a really fucking huge one, at that, thanks to Swift’s influence and power — to people who are constantly pushed aside in this industry.
And actually, it’s sexist for you to say that because she’s concerned with “making the best album” she NEEDS to work with men, because you are automatically disqualifying tons of women who, if given the opportunity, could potentially help her make a phenomenal album.April 15, 2016 at 8:01 am #1201746454
You know what I would actually love to see Taylor do, which I think would earn her mucho respect and my own personal nod of approval? (putting this here because, really, would any of us be surprised if FInal2 ended up actually *being* Taylor herself?): make an album that is entirely executed with female artists.
Only female writers like Tegan and Sara, Sia, Caroline Polachek, and Imogen Heap (again). Only female producers like Grimes, Shura, and Kara DioGuardi. Only female mixers, engineers, etc. People outside of her comfort zone like Sylvia Massy. Hell, get legends like Carole King in there. A completely woman-made album. She has the power, she has the money, she has the connections. This would be such an amazing feat that would work as both a genius PR move (her number one priority) and also make a strong musical statement (her second priority).
She got a shit ton of flack on social media for winning AOTY and coming up on stage with only men, so this would be the perfect passive aggressive, Taylor-esque clap back to that criticism. It’s a no-brainer.February 16, 2016 at 6:46 am #398968
Listen, we can all appreciate a catchy and well-made album, but in no world is 1989 a larger artistic achievement than To Pimp a Butterfly. That is just the objective truth. Musically, sonically, and especially lyrically, what Lamar was able to do and cover in that album was leaps and bounds above what any other album did in 2015 — but the fact that it lost this award to an album filled with 2012 Avril Lavigne B-Sides is especially heartbreaking. At least the album, and Lamar’s incredible performance from last night, will live on as pieces of art that speak truth to power and say something at once beautiful and truthful about the world.January 20, 2016 at 6:29 am #161486
Watching the new Suicide Squad trailer, does anyone else get the sense that Margot Robbie is gonna totally snatch this movie from Leto’s hands? She shows up more than anyone else in the trailer and owns every single frame she appears. I’m excited for the movie if only because of what she might do with the role.January 3, 2016 at 6:12 pm #398948
Awful video. Joseph Kahn has been a hacky director for a long time now.
Completely agree — he hasn’t made a great video since the early 2000’s, and his work with Swift recently solidifies it. Don’t understand why huge pop stars continue to use him when they could get literally anyone else with a fresher take on the genre.January 2, 2016 at 5:14 am #398941
Woof just caught the Out of the Woods video and what a fucking mess.August 11, 2013 at 3:35 pm #371306
This is definitely incredibly catchy, but only because of the chorus. The rest is kind of bland? I don’t know if this impressed me as much as I was hoping it to. I was hoping she’d go REALLY dark.August 8, 2012 at 6:41 am #66953
I was actually going to make a thread about her in particular, but Charlize Theron. She is one of the most underrated actresses out there right now (I think she was robbed of a nomination for Young Adult). I know she’s doing this whole action/sequel/commercial route right now, but I’d really love to see her get a dramatic role and knock it out of the park (a la Swank in Million Dollar Baby). She has so much potential and I really wish she would do more heavy stuff because she’s great at it.December 31, 2011 at 12:06 pm #371261
I doubt many people get a divorce without seriously thinking about it. Good for them for coming to a, seemingly, mutual understanding and agreement.
I also doubt that many people in showbiz seriously think about marriage before getting married.