Is the title of a fine essay on Lana Del Rey by Professor Nick Mount.
"Nobody asks if Madonna really was a virgin, if Lady Gaga really was born that way. But Lana Del Rey got branded from the start as indie, and since everybody knows indie music is never fake, she confused us. At the other end of the confusion, twentieth-century art taught us that real art is always ironic, that sincerity is for Hallmark and Disney, while twentieth-century feminism taught us to have a have hard time liking a song like that, a woman like that, unless it’s ironic."
Read the whole essay here:
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