I used to love her and look up to her so much that if you look at old photos of me from around 2007 to 2009, you’ll find a little heart under my eye and striped stockings in every photo. Then a lot of drama happened with her and the fans and her book and it felt like her personality and image took importance over the music and then I kind of lost interest. I didn’t really enjoy Fight Like A Girl either, though I did go see her on tour after the album came out and I’m happy that I did.
I still listen to everything she’s done up til FLAG, but I don’t really follow what she does or look up to her anymore. From what I can figure the drama’s toned down and she’s doing better in general, so I’m happy for that cause obviously Opheliac was born out of very dark things. I still definitely have a soft spot for the Opheliac-or-so-era Emilie and always will, her style around that time was a big part of my life for a while and a lot of the photoshoots she did back then are gorgeous. And now I really feel like listening to Organ Grinder…
(Funnily enough, when I was looking for burlesque pictures some months back I came across Veronica Varlow’s blog where she’d used a picture I took of her in one of her posts! I think I’m friends with Contessa on Facebook as well.)
Honestly it’s incredible when my Straight friends are like “you should watch this show in it!! It has a gay couple in it!!!”
Half of me is like “wow!! I love that you saw this and wanted me to see this kind of content I am so happy to be the gay friend that people think of.“
And the other half is like "YOU MORTAL FOOLS. Did you think there was a queer couple on television that I didn’t already know and have strong opinions about??? I /AM/ WLW MEDIA CONTENT. I KNOW ALL OF IT. I’VE SEEN ALL OF IT. NO FICTIONAL LESBIAN CAN ESCAPE MY NOTICE.”