“I can never know what Fitzgerald would think of what we’ve done with the film. But what I’ve done, I hope in a way, is to help the audience get a feeling of what jazz might have felt like in the 20s… Dangerous. Intoxicating. Thrilling.”- Baz Luhrmann [Director of Film + Soundtrack for The Great Gatsby (2013)]
“It’s so fucking ridiculous. At the moment in the U.S. 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.”
Smart listens to the head, stupid listens to the heart. Be stupid.
“Doing the show was, I think, the best career decision I’ve ever made. It got people to really take a second to listen. It’s not going to be Hey Monday; it’s going to be something entirely different.”
“The fame aspect of what we do is so stupid to me. I literally feel like an idiot. All I want is to be that normal person…I love that side of myself so much more than the side that dresses up and poses for a camera, or that’s on a magazine cover.” - Hayley Williams: Cover Girl for NYLON April 2013