The way pop culture suggests an aversion to Courtney Love’s drug-addled mythology while espousing Cobain’s martyrdom, the way some communities shit on Lana Del Rey’s “aesthetic sadness” while simultaneously espousing emo bands fronted by men– it’s not to say that any of these genres, digressions, or affinities necessarily deserve respect, but there is a schism and a definite, unfair gender binary that favors troubled men over troubled women–and their right to be troubled. Men who grapple with issues that coincide with art and fame are canonized in death; women who do the same are made lesser, somehow, by their own unequivocal loss.
‘The Craft’ inspired playlist. I really love this movie and these are some songs I associate with it. Hope you enjoy!
spellbound - siouxsie and the banshees // rill rill - sleigh bells // i’m a cult hero - the cure // genesis - grimes // petals - hole // how soon is now - the smiths // i have the touch - heather nova // peek-a-boo - siouxsie and the banshees // bloodflowers - the cure // second sight - placebo // she’s lost control - joy division // pagan poetry - bjork // the killing moon - echo and the bunnymen // bullet with butterfly wings - the smashing pumpkins // lady of the flowers - placebo // this is what makes us girls - lana del rey // song to say goodbye - placebo
You know, those girls who have grown up and girls who are 16 now, they relate to you in the exact same way as they did right when you started. And that’s the power of your craft. You’re one of my favorite writers.
Lana Del Rey to Courtney Love in Dazed magazine, 2017.
not to be that person but…. hating a movie before it comes out because you THINK your favorite character might be getting a storyline you didn’t “want” is really immature and creates uncessary drama over nothing. if it happens AFTER you see the movie? make a fucking scene! but before? just….chiLL