Face The Wall wrote:
I think that this is a really good direction for Emilie to take! I don't really understand why people are saying it is changing her or whatever. It is one of the best photos of Emilie yet! I will be buying this!
Is it an issue that her lyrics contradict her persona? Does it really matter at the end of the day? I've always thought that this was what she was about. The whole Victorian influence - The victorians were a very straight-laced society, AND although this did appear to be the facade many see and continue to see, they had a really dark, perverted side too. There were a great amount of brothels and whore houses, there was the pornography - and Victorian Porn is quite explicit, even against toadays standards! Emilie even discusses this whole idea of the perversion of the camera etc, in an interview on youtube!. How as soon as technology is created like a camera, porn is the first thing we do - it is natural. Also this ties in with the whole Victorian thing again as they were concerned all about appearance as representative of morality. So is Emilie not, to try and justify in a way that explains her steampunk/violindustrial/victorian influence, subverting these ideas/ideals? Living the double life of having two personas? Laced and unlaced?
I don't know if anyone will agree with what I am saying. But I have said it anyway.
I think this is just natural; not pornographic. And from what I have said above, I don't think it "lessens" her position as an artist but increases it. Pehaps look at the preface of Wilde's The Portrait of Dorian Grey I cant be bothered to write it all, but this about sums it all up form me:
"DIVERSITY OF OPINION ABOUT A WORK OF ART SHOWS THAT THE WORK IS NEW, COMPLEX, AND VITAL."
I shall end my ramble there.
That's a great point, I totally agree with you!
. Finally someome who doesn't find strange not being the same forever. The best part of EA is that she does whatever she wants, whether the public is going to like it or not. I think it is a huge virtue, at least she's doing what she feels like doing, and no what is supposed to be doing.
Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence -whether all that is profound...