The Icelandic visionary says that it’s a ‘nightmare’ how women get treated
Björk has slammed the entertainment industry for its treatment of women, alleging that women experience sexism in both music and film. According to NME, the singer made the comments during the launch of her new art exhibition, Björk Digital.
She says she feels that she has been “very lucky” to get to where she is. “The fact I’m a woman and I can do what I do, it’s kind of unique, really. I’ve been really lucky,” she said. “But I have been hitting walls. What’s really macho, for example, is music journalism. It’s really like a boys’ club. They like music that is… well, a lot of it is for boys.”
Having dabbled in the world of film, namely her appearance in Lars Von Trier’s Dancer In The Dark in 2000, 50-year-old Björk was even more disgusted by how older women are treated in the film industry.
“I couldn’t believe what it’s like for actresses,” she said. “It’s just a nightmare how they’re treated. They have so little say in their career or roles they play as they get older. Guys can get older, but not women.”
The comments follow a lot of news questioning the ethics of the industry. Just last month federal officials launched an investigation into sexism in Hollywood, while sex abuse allegations continue to make headlines this week.
Björk Digital opens at Sydney gallery Carriageworks on June 3 and features installations from her Vulnicura album.