July 29, 2015


Grimes Published a Feminist Love Letter to 'Star Wars'

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Things have been fairly quiet on the Grimes front, save for a Rihanna song here, becoming involved with Tidal over there. The outsider pop star is making headlines today with...her discourse on Star Wars?

She writes in LOVE Magazine, via NME:

"My name is Grimes and I first came to love Star Wars before I could even walk. It's one of my dad’s favourite film series and we had all the box sets and remastered versions when I was growing up. He made us watch all the making-of documentaries and flagged up the technological innovations, such as they way they smeared peanut butter on lenses to make the cars look like they were floating. We even had super-detailed books about how to draw all the machinery and stuff, which was a huge influence on me as an illustrator."

The piece goes on to discuss costuming and the ladies of the intergalactic series, including the Game of Thrones and 12 Years a Slave alums who'll appear in the amazing-looking Episode VII – The Force Awakens

"The cast is really interesting across the board too. Gwendolyn Christie and Lupita Nyong’o are two of my favourite actresses, and neither made her name doing something overtly feminine or sexualised, which is not the norm for female leads in action films these days. Carrie Fisher is also a total babe and slayer."

Read Grimes' full Star Wars letter here, and then wonder what she thinks of the Han Solo standalone movie.