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This article also appears in the current issue of our print quarterly, The Pitchfork Review , which is on stands now. Whatever it takes. She was so determined. To understand the impact of this moment, one must understand a bit of history. Just a few years earlier, it had been illegal for two men to so much as dance together in New York City. With the exception of maybe hairdressers and artists, queer people risked unemployment if they merely hinted at their orientation outside the confines of gay bars and clubs, and it was in these discos that the seeds of liberation were sown.

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Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon! Yet what followed reveals both the shocking ways professional women are undermined and how accusations of paranoia can quickly spiral out of control….

Mick and I started talking about the idea of being in a relationship when you are famous, and having to be as perfect for your partner as you are as a performer. We had an idea for a song. I completed it by imagining what me and Mick would have done. Because the track was so personal, I decided I would direct the video for the song, having learned so much, especially from Jean-Paul [Goude]. It was a retort, in a way, to not being able to live up to the image that my lover had literally created for me, so it seemed important that I be in control of the video, rather than act as the subject.

It ended up being completely out of my control. I was in every shot, so I would always have my make-up touched up in a room away from the studio. And when I came back they would be shooting something, or having the cast change clothes. I am the director. I know what I am doing. I had to be a bitch to maintain any kind of authority. If I were a man, I would simply have been in charge, however aggressive and demanding I was.

A man putting his foot down is in control. A woman putting her foot down is out of control. I had asked for two weeks to do the whole thing, and they chopped the production down first to three days and then two. It was so much pressure. After I finished, I vowed that I would never direct anything again. Instead of having a week in which to edit, I had two days.

I was never really given a chance. They treated me as though I was a temperamental, unstable mess, and were so impatient and intolerant it did start to seem to those close to me that I was genuinely going mad. There was a plot to put me away in a facility, because people thought I was on the edge of insanity. There was an actual conspiracy to have me sectioned.

I was being worn down. The circumstances were making me crazy, not mad. I was simply frustrated to such an extent about how the video was going, people thought I was in mental trouble.

My sister, my mom, my dad, Capitol Records — a weird alliance, whose members cared about me from different corners — could easily have convinced people that I was losing touch with reality. In truth, I was deeply upset that Capitol was interfering with my vision. Had I been a man, they would have considered that I was merely retaining control, or professionally fretting about the details.

Once they start treating you as though you are losing your grip, it becomes kind of true — in reacting to accusations that you are paranoid and incapable of acting responsibly, you end up seeming to confirm that you are paranoid and reckless.

They wore me down. They sabotaged me. You can tell why there are so few female film directors. They find ways to undermine and undervalue a woman doing that job. But there is no doubt that a particular job is usually for the boys. If a woman tries to do it, she is treated as though she is doing something wrong, even perverse.

What are the chances of a female president being elected? The men-only corporate reaction is: What about the tampons? Will she bleed everywhere? What if she gets pregnant? What if she is going through the menopause? Every guy needs to be penetrated at least once. Go to the content Go to the footer Close London icon-chevron-right London. Time Out London. Get us in your inbox Sign up to our newsletter for the latest and greatest from your city and beyond.

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‘I want to fuck every man in the ass’: Grace Jones on misogyny and the music industry

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This was Grace's first album in three years, and it contained eight variations of the same song the single's B-side is another variation, yet to be released on CD. Paul Morley says Horn worked on the song endlessly and had hoped it would become one of his biggest and most successful creations. The single became one of Jones' greatest commercial successes and is considered to be one of her signature tunes. It became one of the biggest chart successes for the singer in the UK number 12, next to " Pull Up to the Bumper ".

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Jump to Music video - "I Need a Man" is a single by Grace Jones. Contents. 1 Background; 2 Music video; 3  B-side‎: ‎"Again and Again".








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