Visually unappealing popstar Marina & The Diamonds has been speaking about her 'How To Be A Heartbreaker' video again.
Notes Diamandis: "At the moment in the US they're having trouble getting it on music channels because they say it's homoerotic."
"And I'm like how rude and how ridiculous is that when girls, we put up with scantily-clad women grinding [in videos] and no one says, 'This is totally lesbian and we can't have it on TV!' So I just don't see the problem. I think it's a complete double standard and it's ridiculous."
Good point, well raised. Do continue.
"Now that I look back, I think maybe they were just scared of the 'homoerotic messages'. So maybe it wasn't that but they said — they didn't say I was 'ugly' [NOT WHAT YOU SAID AT THE TIME] but they said, 'You need some 'beauty work' done.' And I asked, 'What does that mean?' And they responded, 'It looks like some of your skin tone needs to be evened out.' And that's fine and totally normal in pop videos, but I said, 'You need to give me the budget to do that. You don't tell me in the 11th hour.' It's just typical."
Now that's cleared up, we wonder if she has a few more 'Electra songs' lying about?
"I do have a few more. It's not going to serve any purpose if I — that whole 'Electra Heart' concept is so concrete [!!]. I can't leave any of those songs behind and then use them later. So don't worry, anything I have, I'll make sure that they're publicly serviced."
So now you know.