The Many Controversies of Lana Del Rey with Sleepover Cinema

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Could we really be a podcast challenging sexism and not critically analyze Lana Del Rey, of course not? With that being said, it’s time to talk about the controversial career of Lana Del Rey. This week we’re joined by two Lana super fans, Hannah and Audrey Leach of Sleepover Cinema Podcast, to talk us through not only the many controversies of Lana Del Rey’s career but also of being a Lana fan. From her infamous Saturday Night Live debut to her Instagram notes app call out of fellow women in pop, very few stones go unturned. What exactly did Lana mean when she said “I’m not, not a feminist.” Why does every interviewer speak of her like she’s a nymph princess that is chronically late to all press meetings? Is Lana Del Rey really a problem, or has her open and honest love for older men with rope kinks caused us to look at her under a microscope and call out every little indiscretion? Tune in to hear all about the controversial career of Lana Del Rey. 

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Lana’s IG Post May 2020
Lana’s 2nd post
Lana’s 3rd post
Lana Del Rey on Why Her Pop Stardom ‘Could Easily Not Have Happened’ (Billboard by Bruce Wagner, 2015)
The Big Read – Lana Del Rey: “I give myself permission to have a lot of colours” (NME by Rhian Daly, 2019)
How Lana Del Rey’s career explains a huge shift in the way we think about pop stars (Vox, 2019)
Lana Del Rey has Lana Del LOST IT – Dangelo Wallace YouTube
Lana Del Rey’s swipes at her peers of colour undermine her feminist argument (The Guardian by Laura Snape, 2020)
Pretty When You Cry: Pitchfork by Lindsay Zoladz, 2017
2019 NPR album review

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