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Lana Del Rey Wants You To Know That Your Feminism Is Goddamn Boring

By Agent Bedhead | Pajiba Love | June 6, 2014 | Comments ()


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Kevin Spacey becomes the latest actor to stop a live theater production and tell some jerk to turn off their damn cell phone. Good on Spacey, and guess what? He never even broke character to do it. (Gawker)

Gwyneth Paltrow believes that you can alter the molecular structure of water by yelling at it. Isn’t the human body about 60% water? This is Goop’s subtle way of telling us that we’re all tampering with her illuminating mojo by making fun of her elitism on the internet. (Uproxx)

The war between Netflix and Verizon is getting uglier and more entertaining every day. Keep digging that hole, Verizon. (WG)

Take a peek at the extended trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain, which premieres on FX in July. Is this the show that will take over the Tuesday 10pm time slot previously occupied by Justified & Fargo? (Slashfilm)

Jennifer Lopez and her backup dancer boytoy, Casper Smart, have finally broken up. I’m not shading JLo for going younger. Men do it all the time in Hollywood. But I do think that JLo needs to start picking less famehungry specimens if she wants a relationship. (Lainey)

A “space roar” exists as radio waves generated from radiation, but scientists aren’t at all sure why this is happening. Um … Galactus? I can’t believe nobody’s checked out that theory. (MF)

Or that space roar could be from occupants of the mermaid planet that has infiltrated the Indian Ocean, according to Demi Lovato. (DListed)

I can’t decide whether Nicole Kidman or Keith Urban looks more like a wax doll. There is sooo much Botox in that marriage. (GFY)

The magic of cosplay: Anakin Skywalker appears extremely fuzzy and likable when he kneels down to visit with a tiny Padme Amidala. (Unreality)

Lana Del Rey is the latest starlet to start a riot by talking about feminism. Or rather, Lana pretty much refuses to talk about it because she’s too busy getting choked out my dudes in her videos. She says, “For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept.” That’s not all. (Celebitchy)

This crochet doll of a Tiny Wolverine is so freakin’ adorable. (TMS)

Leonardo DiCaprio can party with the best of them, and he’ll party with just about anyone. Even Justin Bieber. However, Leo draws the line at partying with the Kardashians. Should we give Leo credit? He’s probably not interested because none of them are blonde, 20-something Victoria’s Secret models. (IMO)

50 Cent decided to spoof Maleficent during a visit to Jimmy Kimmel. The results are far scarier than the movie itself. (PW)

Justin Bieber’s black friends (at least some of them) are standing by their man. Because “Bieber does not have a slave mentality. He treats his people with respect.” Oh, rly? (EB)

If you’re going to read about a blonde boy-king named Geoffrey, lowercase_see recommends you go (re)read A Game of Thrones. Don’t go anywhere near The Fatal Crown by Ellen Jones. You CAN go near this Cannonball Read review, however, and read a little bit about her experience with “this particular piece of cow dung on paper.” (Cannonball Read 6)

Have you seen the Sharknado 2 teaser trailer yet? This one promises to be “even more ridiculous” than the first movie.

Bedhead lives in Tulsa. She can be found at Celebitchy.com.


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  • What I don't even

  • Uriah_Creep

    OK, my mouse finger was getting really tired, so just assume that I upvoted all your GIFs and other pics, your crazy Pajiban ladies whom I love. Now I need to find a CTS bandage.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Awww...we love you too!

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  • Maguita NYC

    From all of us Gif Ladies of Pajiba (and quite a few men):

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  • Uriah_Creep

    You so crazy, Maguita. Never change.

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  • googergieger

    Of course you can change water by having sex with it, or whatever stupid thing that horrible woman said. Of course. I don't know, I tend to just side with anyone that is anything close to against Chris Martin.

  • e jerry powell

    There is a third path there...

    Just curse them both.

  • John G.

    I am so sick of these idiot pop stars talking about feminism. If you don't know what it fucking is, just don't mention it, you fucking morons. Money doesn't make you an expert on anything.

  • JustOP

    I am so sick of these idiot commentors talking about celebrities. If you don't know the context of the fucking interview, just don't comment about it, you fucking morons. Having a keyboard doesn't make you an expert on anything.

    It seems pretty obvious the subject was broached to her. She gave her opinion. Her statement about feminism is that a feminist believes women should be free to do what they want. How exactly is that counter to the core of mainstream feminism ideology?

  • John G.

    Feminism means women are human beings, and should be treated as human beings. That doesn't mean they get to do whatever they want, because no human being gets to do whatever they want.

    And I wasn't commenting on this one article, which is why I used the plural "pop stars", because this has been a trend lately of young women celebrities who don't have much education but are being asked their opinion about feminism because fame gives you attention and an ego, and are treating it as some crazy or radical thing, and therefore influencing the opinions of other uneducated young people. Every decent human being should be a feminist. If you don't believe women are human beings, then you should be called out by society in the same way as racists are.

  • JustOP

    >feminism means women are human beings

    Women are human beings regardless of ones ideology. 'Feminism' has no single set definition - it's a loose collection of people whom all band around a certain spectrum of ideas - namely, those concerning women. I'd say the only clear thing you could say about being a feminist is that you're in support of advocating rights for women. But from that point onwards, you can have feminists whom have entirely opposing views to one another on 'feminist' issues, whilst still calling themselves 'feminist'.

    One does not have to band under the term 'feminist' in order to believe in fair rights for women. That's a nonsensical statement to make. It's also an insane leap to claim that all people who aren't feminist believe women aren't 'human beings' (whatever that means) and are thus on par with racists. What warped world do you inhabit?

    I'll leave you with a quote from an author whos works I've enjoyed;

    https://www.goodreads.com/ques...

  • John G.

    It's true, there are many feminisms, not just the many waves of feminist movements, but multiple perspectives within each wave and movement. All of these perspectives differ on goals, tactics to achieve those goals, who is or is not included under the term "women", and what the full definition of the term "feminist" means and ecompasses. However, all agree that women are people, not less than other people in value, and should not be negatively affected or viewed strictly because of their status as a woman.

    The "warped world" that I inhabit is one where I read and respond to MRA writers online. They decry "feminism" as an unquestioned evil in the world, and they avidly and full throatedly denounce feminists as beneath contempt. They are the worst of the worst, but they are just the most vocal. I will still encounter many of these attitudes in non-self described MRAs, who will still use words like "whore" when attempting to discredit a woman they are disagreeing with. They have little bits, or lots of bits, of the disgusting MRA class of man, but like many racists, they've learned to hide it and use dog whistles. The surest sign you're dealing with one of these is their vehement negative reaction to "feminism" without defining what they object to. I find it very interesting that you reject the idea of feminism, but agree it is multifaceted. So, from that I can only assume that you object to all those facets, which covers an awful lot.

    So, when I describe myself as a feminist, it's with the understanding that I can disagree with other feminists on a lot of things, but the most important thing, the one thing we all agree on is that women are fully human, not worth less than any other human. We must use this word to self describe and not reject it like Margaret Atwood, because disgusting hatemongers like Rush Limbaugh have run campaigns seeking to radicalize and subvert the word "feminist" for decades. If we don't use it, then we let horrible people like that destroy the word and what it's supposed to mean. It's unfortunately been a successful campaign if the author of The Handmaiden's Tale feels the need to reject it.

    But let me be even clearer about what I mean when I say that women are fully human, since you seem confused. Women were property of men, totally controlled by them from the dawn of agriculture until the very recent past. There are many who are very open about wanting to get back to that as soon as possible, but much more insidious is those who have some feelings of wanting those relationships, of assuming some things should sort of be like that, but are not honest about it, so it comes out in rants against feminism instead. So, this is what I mean when I say that women are human beings. Take your idea of a standard human being (for many men and women this image will be male), and apply everything you see in this imagined picture to women too.

    This means that they can have sex with whoever they want, and it doesn't make them a bitch or a whore or a slut. They enjoy sex just as much as men do, and they deserve to be free to have it with any consenting adult they choose to without getting assaulted physically or verbally by society. It means that women are not sex dispensers that men need to read books to learn how to trick them into dispensing the sex to them, and if that doesn't work, you shouldn't make videos online crying about it and then go shoot them. They don't need to smile for you on the subway, or talk to you just because you talked to them. If you see them alone at the bar, that doesn't mean you have every right to talk to them, to harass them, or to get angry if they don't want to talk to you. A woman who doesn't accept your advances, no matter how charming you think you are, is not a bitch. Again, they are fully human. They aren't on Earth to be or do anything for men. They can choose to engage in any human way with a male or female, but they are not required to. They don't have to dress any certain way to be acceptable, otherwise they are called a whore or a slut or a bitch. Their naked bodies are not invitations to assault them. A woman who flirts with you and doesn't fuck you is not a "tease". And basically a hundred other ways of saying that women don't owe you sex for any reason, because she's not a sex dispenser, but a fully human human being. It means she should be payed equal pay for equal work. She's not dumber than you, just because she's female. she's not worse at math or science just because she's female. She's not more irrational or emotional than you, because she's a woman. She's not less able to handle positions of authority or leadership. She doesn't drive any better or worse just because she's female. She's not better suited for certain jobs that some consider "women's jobs". She doesn't necessarily want children. She doesn't have to have children, and she isn't "broken" if she doesn't. In addition to not being "for men" she isn't meant to fill certain roles that society (run by men) have defined for her. And that's because, say it with me now, women are fully human human beings. I could go on, but my tea is ready.

  • Jezzer

    "You know, those ugly feminists are just, like, boring? And stuff? I'm more interested in, like, you know, space stuff? And junk?" *twirls hair, reacts to everything with dull surprise*

  • JustOP

    >gets asked about feminism
    >responds she's not interested, but continues her definition of it is a women free to do what she wants
    >feminists everywhere whine about what she said

    Geheez. And you people wonder why people don't want to be associated with feminism.

  • Jezzer

    Is her boredom with feminism the reason she acts like she's got the goddamn narcolepsy in everything she does? Jaden fucking Smith switches up facial expressions more often than this vapid cow.

  • JustOP

    Someone sounds upset.

  • Jezzer

    She's boring, pretentious, and a terrible singer who only has a music career because she Veruca Salted her daddy into buying her one.

    "Someone sounds upset."

    It's probably the asshole that called all the other commenters "fucking morons" a while ago.

  • JustOP

    >hey Daddy brough her a music career
    People either like her music, or they don't. Evidently by her sucess a large portion of people do.

    She's only boring and pretention because what she said doesn't fit with your ideology. If her interview was exactly the same - but she said something positive about feminism - I guarantee people would be saying how awesome she is. That's pathetic.

    >'fucking morons'
    That comment was simply a reskinning of the one above it.

  • Jezzer

    "Popular" =/= "good."

    And she could absolutely polish feminism's knob in an interview, and it wouldn't change the fact that she's a lethargic lump of nothing whose songs sound like she's attempting whalesong and I hate her.

  • alwaysanswerb

    And on this day, the 180+ comment thread on a Pajiba love mentioning feminism had naught to do with feminism.

  • Dumily

    I just checked the Internet outside, and it's not that great. Everyone just stay in the comment section. We'll be bringing around snacks and drinks as soon as possible.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Did someone say food?

    http://i.imgur.com/APYGhtC.gif

  • Dumily

    Too soon! I'm still mourning Will. Or if Will survives, the Will - Alana banging that I thought we'd get.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I only mourn Hannibal losing that kitchen, but I will try to be understanding.
    http://37.media.tumblr.com/fcd...

  • Berry

    Too tired.

  • Maguita NYC

    In support of @zbornaksyndrome:disqus, I will drink ALL the alcohol. And yes, all sweaty and shirtless like that.

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  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Maguita NYC, it's officially five where I am, so let the weekend begin!

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  • Maguita NYC

    I'm getting my drink on too ZbornakSyndrome. Cheers!

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  • Dumily

    You gotta watch yourself though, Zbornak. You don't want to end up all

    all http://37.media.tumblr.com/6fa...

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    S'ok...I'm...I'm cool...

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  • Dumily

    In that case, continue enjoying yourself. http://weknowgifs.com/wp-conte...

  • This was me after a little too much wine + sunshine + Outkast

  • Dumily

    That sounds amazing. And allows me to introduce an idea I've been kicking around for a while: Virtual Pajiba Dance Party. We pick a specific time and day, and then we all dance to a previously arranged setlist. Clearly lots of booze will be involved. This could work, right?

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Bonus points if we can arrange for everyone to do this in public. Shall we take Pajiba to the parks?

  • Maguita NYC

    ... I'll just sit here quietly and watch what looks like a dude getting electrocuted on the dance floor.

    http://oi49.tinypic.com/sp93m8...

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Friday is my off day. It's not a time for seriousness, it's a time for gifs and alcohol.

    http://37.media.tumblr.com/tum...

  • alwaysanswerb

    In that case

  • AvaLehra

    I am sad because I am late to the gif-party. Stupid job! Boo.
    We need to post a YouTube-link-bad-song-face-off post. Those are always fun! Worst songs wins, but as stated below everyone is winner!

  • This is a pretty terrible song: http://youtu.be/90rHFreKjvs

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Um, that sounds like an amazing use of my time. I'm so in.

  • The irony of J-Lo picking less fame-hungry men. Is it me, or just a Friday thing?

  • e jerry powell

    And I want Lana Del Rey to know that I have no fucking idea who she is or why she's so important that I should care about her opinion any more than she cares about mine.

    In other news, BIEBER!

  • Re: The Cannonball Read review, if you want to read an excellent book about Maud/Matilda, read "When Christ and His Saints Slept" by Sharon Kay Penman. So, so good.

  • lowercase_see

    Oh snap, thanks! I'll add it to my list!

  • VohaulsRevenge

    She mentioned SpaceX. We are brothers.

  • Brian Hoffman

    What is that cover photo?

  • Luke Anthony Matthews

    That would be Lana Del Rey.

  • Brian Hoffman

    Where? Why is she doing that (I feel old asking that)?

  • Luke Anthony Matthews

    I think it's just from a photoshoot she's done. I'm guessing it was chosen for 'artistic puroposes', obviously.

  • BWeaves

    Ya know, I can't blame Syfy for knowing their audience. Sometimes you just want a really stupid B movie, and it's not pretending to be anything else.

  • Ian Fay

    If the books are any indication, if they adapt it right, The Strain will do for vampires what Walking Dead has done for zombies.

    It's dark as fuck, gross as hell, and scary.

  • Dumily

    "The Strain will do for vampires what Walking Dead has done for zombies."

    Make me hate the guy from "Love Actually"?

  • ZbornakSyndrome
  • Dumily

    I feel like you've been my virtual Ed McMahon this week, and it's been a wonderful thing for me. If you want to take this show on the road, you just let me know.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Keep it up, Johnny! I'm having fun.

  • Dumily

    Side note: I will be performing exclusively in this suit. Because goddamn.

  • ZbornakSyndrome
  • Maguita NYC

    Excuse me, shouldn't you be wearing something a bit more demure as my campaign manager?

    And by demure, I mean the flashy nurse type.

    http://oi48.tinypic.com/21awly...

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I start getting the feeling that you and Zbornak are engaged in a Gif-Off.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Everyone wins in a Gif-Off

    http://gifrific.com/wp-content...

  • Maguita NYC

    And those who don't agree can park their smoochers right here!

    http://oi49.tinypic.com/oqhmiu...

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I <3 you.

    As for the gif haters...

    http://26.media.tumblr.com/tum...

  • Maguita NYC

    ... and then we do this!

    http://oi50.tinypic.com/2a8s0g...

  • ZbornakSyndrome
  • Maguita NYC

    Afterwards, we'll play them some music on my super-cool Hi-Fi stereo!

    http://oi50.tinypic.com/5evcsz...

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    SERIAL KILLER DANCE PARTY!

    http://37.media.tumblr.com/748...

  • Maguita NYC

    Oh yeah, you know how much I love watching you dance.

    http://oi45.tinypic.com/2zz450...

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    If that's the case, I'll have to post my sexiest dance gif:

    http://media.giphy.com/media/K...

  • Maguita NYC

    Oh shit just got real!

    http://oi50.tinypic.com/29zdrk...

  • ZbornakSyndrome
  • Dumily
  • ZbornakSyndrome

    ooooh Rockwell is pretty much unbeatable.

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  • Maguita NYC

    Nobody is leaving this site unharmed today!

    http://oi47.tinypic.com/dmusmd...

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I believe, in one way or another, we all got served tonight.
    http://i.imgur.com/LiZFW.gif

  • Dumily

    You went Walken!? You don't go Walken this early! You've left me no choice. I feel bad, but you're brought this on yourself.

    http://www.thatjoshguy.com/3dr...

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    You went there? Ok, it's to the pain now.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vUpe...

  • Maguita NYC
  • TK
  • Dumily

    You say that like it could be a bad thing.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Oh, not at all. I'm well entertained.

  • Dumily

    Damnit, I've double booked myself. Is there any chance the future President of Earth knows how to play bass and would be comfortable making small talk with/ laughing at unfunny jokes made by her campaign manager?

  • Maguita NYC

    ... Are you actually asking ME if I can multitask and combine pleasure with pleasure? (yeah, I doubled my pleasure)
    http://oi47.tinypic.com/1z1bgb...

  • Dumily

    You and Zbornak are really making me rethink my decision not to watch Supernatural.

  • What do I need to do to help make that happen?

    http://i.imgur.com/qbzfYfu.gif

  • Ian Fay

    Would you settle for "make you root for Walder Frey"?

  • Dumily

    You're forgetting that I saw "Broadchurch." You might not exactly root for him, but he has your overwhelming sympathies.

  • Oh no, you'll root for Walder Frey in this show. You'll root so hard that when you think back to Talisa and Robb and Catelyn, you'll find yourself feeling very dirty for rooting for him.

  • Dumily

    Pssst . . . don't tell anyone, but I sort of didn't care about those characters to begin with.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I cared in that Rob Stark's face was a nice addition to my television, but...yeah...as far as the characters went (except Cat)

    http://splatter.com/wp-content...

  • Dumily

    Yeah, it was an ok face. But I didn't want to rub it on my face or anything. He was just alright.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Well, my top group is Bronn, Jorah and Oberyn (in that order) because "pretty" faces don't do much for me, but I thought the young wolf was cute in a beardy way.

    http://image.blingee.com/image...

  • Kala

    Bronn + Lisa Frank-esque glitter stuff = Amazing

  • Dumily

    I'm not into Jorah. He pines (too pineful?) too much for my liking. Bronn is a yes, but only after we've hit the pub together. Oberyn, yes. No Daario love? Daario 1.0 does nothing for me, but 2.0 is exactly the kind of vaguely grungy/ artistic type that I promised myself I'd eventually marry back when I was 14. That is if my plan A of marrying Gavin Rossdale fell through.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Jorah as a face (because mad crush on Iain Glen), not as Ser Friendzone per se.
    Daario is, sadly, too pretty. I need to be the pretty one in a relationship (unless it involves Idris Elba, then I'm cool).
    I need a guy that looks like he took at least one good shovel whack to the face.

  • You rang? My nose is crooked for just that exact reason. It's also related to the reason my voice is rough and somewhat whispery. Getting hit in the throat with a pipe does not do wonders for the vocal cords.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Oh how I love a crooked nose!

  • Dumily

    Huh. See, I would say I don't go for pretty guys either, but maybe Daario is prettier than I think he is. Also the lines are slightly blurred because I'm picturing his Orphan Black character too.

    But really none of this matters since my heart is promised to my one true love Lip Gallagher.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Wait. Lip is cheating on me?

    http://www.snarksquad.com/wp-c...

  • Dumily

    NO! Wait, is your Lip a 37 year old econ professor at University of Chicago who you happen to meet at a Nation show? Because that may or may not be my very detailed, hugely embarrassing version of Lip . . . . . I haven't written any fanfic yet, ok?

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I'm glad you haven't written it yet...because I would hate to have a link...

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