Lorde Calls Out Hollywood For Forcing Women To Be Sweet, Deserves Neverending Standing O At This Point

Lorde Serious

In next month’s issue of FASHION Magazine, cover girl Lorde gets straight to business on calling out Hollywood and its stupid gender stereotypes. Namely, the fact that women are expected to be saccharine sweet little princesses 100% of the time, while men aren’t. This is an obviously ridiculous double standard, so I’m glad that our Lorde and Savior is both bringing attention to it and actively opposing it.

When asked about which females she admires, Lorde named singer Patti Smith for her no-nonsense attitude.

“I’m drawn to women who aren’t painted in history as sweet figures…There is a lot of pressure for us to be really positive all the time. Every photo shoot I do, I get asked for big smiles, and I shouldn’t have to be that way.”

Can I name Lorde in my next imaginary magazine interview? I’d like to do that, please. Because she’s living proof that people will still love you just as much, if not way more, if you are just honest with yourself and everyone else about who you are. Who cares if you’re in a cranky mood sometimes? Aren’t we all? (The answers are “not a soul” and “absolutely,” in case our wires got crossed.)

Granted, this and every other admirable thing that Lorde says and does could be evil PR tricks fooling me into loving her, but let’s not talk about that right now because I cry easily. I’m just so glad that she’s inspiring conversation about such an important point. It might seem small until you’ve been made to feel badly for showing a full range of human emotion. Or, in Lorde’s case, for wanting to smize instead of smile all the damn time in photos.

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    • Jon

      this 17 year old just has all the answers when it comes to the female gender

      • Olivia Wilson

        I can’t tell if this is sarcasm or not…

    • http://plakatyfilmowe.blogspot.com/ Mierzwiak

      It’s not like she’s saying something that wasn’t said before by I don’t know how many famous women before her. Next.

      • elle

        Yep I honestly don’t understand this gushing over feminist things Lorde says. She’s not saying anything new just parroting what feminists/women have been saying for years. She isn’t breaking new ground people.

      • John Cena

        Wow It’s Good To Back Here On Monday Night Raw.

      • Olivia Wilson

        Fair enough.

      • Nancy

        True, but I think it’s always good to remind the world of this view, especially since a lot of her fans are young and might not have heard it anywhere else yet! I wish more people would keep saying it, until it’s been ingrained in everyone’s brains.

      • Olivia Wilson


      • Noe Angelo

        I Like Unc Basketball.

    • AEM

      This is funny, because Taylor Swift looks perfect every time she steps out. The more I see Taylor now a days, the less I find her “honest” with her life. I really wonder how Lorde feels about Taylor’s perception of always being a sweet girl. This is why I don’t understand why Lorde said these things. Does she believe Taylor is real?

      • Claire

        Yeah Taylor has been treating NYC like it’s her personal catwalk for the past month now. And she has one of the most controlled, calculating images in the industry. I’ll probably get yelled at, but if Lorde is all about being real and authentic, why would she bother hanging with someone who’s clearly not that unless Lorde’s just being fake herself?

      • Jenni

        This is one of the greatest mysteries of 2014. If you solve it, please let me know ASAP.

      • Claire

        Will do. *Grabs deerstalker hat and shouts “The Game is on!”*

      • Jenny

        Or maybe Taylor isn’t fake? Never considered that? Oh, of course not.

      • Claire

        Hon, I don’t see how anyone who controls her image as much as Taylor does can be considered real. While many people talked only about that Tina/Amy bit in her Vanity Fair interview last year, they failed to notice that Nancy Jo Sales outed her as a person who has other people talk about her private life to the press, while trying to act like she’s above playing the tabloid game.

        Again, what is authentic about this woman? And why does Lorde hang out with her if she claims to be about keeping things real?

        I’m still searching for the answers. *Fixes deerstalker hat*

      • Jenny

        Or maybe Taylor isn’t fake? Never considered that? Oh, of course not.

      • Jenny

        Lorde is saying that she thinks women shouldn’t HAVE to be sweet all the time just to fit a gender stereotype, she isn’t condemning anyone for being so.
        And about you not finding Taylor ‘honest’, well, that’s completely your perception.

      • AEM

        So, when Taylor walks out in NYC with Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss and LOOKS BETTER than them because of a full face of make-up, this doesn’t seem odd to Crushable? Every time shes steps out of Peter Jackson’s apartment, she looks perfect AND there are photographers WAITING. Doesn’t that seem “unreal?” I wonder who could be tipping off the Paps?
        Possibly, you should take your blinders off and leave your Midtown office and come down to Tribeca to see the staged PR. Just take 1 train down to Franklin and see the circus.
        No one is on Franklin bwt. Hudson and Varick, then all of a sudden, tons of photographers. It is a different time everyday. I live on Varick and have seen this daily.

    • J_Doe5686

      It might not be a groundbreaking thing what she’s talking about but at least she had the guts to say it. I hate to be told to smile all the time. I feel like society wants women to be like the Stepford’s Wives. All smiles, wearing pearls and pastels/floral dresses but not all of us are like that.

      • Olivia Wilson

        Yeah, that was what I was getting at by applauding her.

        And just an aside: my least favorite thing EVER is when random people hitting on you in public tell you to “put a smile on your face” or some variation. Like, don’t force your joy on me! Haha, end rant.

    • http://twitter.com/MARvelous_inc L.M.S.

      Shut up & praise the Lorde.

    • MC12

      Yes because men never get asked for big smiles…..yawn….

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    • Noe Angelo