Elon Musk’ ex Grimes is still making plenty of headlines without him. It seems that the couple split up, but there is still love there. Grimes is a fascinating person, so she will likely remain in the public eye even without the Tesla founder by her side.
Grimes is having a very busy week. The songwriter was the subject of an unexpected Vanity Fair cover story in which she accidentally revealed that she and Elon Musk have a second child. The singer also discussed how she hoped to direct Dune, but she was fired instead.
Grimes spoke about her love for Frank Herbert’s “Dune” books in the article. She was dreaming of directing a film adaptation for years, joining Alejandro Jodorowsky on the list of artists who had big plans for “Dune” movies that never came true.
According to the article, Grime’s version would have “the more problematic colonialist elements scrubbed out,” but that didn’t stop her from being excited about Villeneuve’s film. “I was just crying my eyes out the whole movie,” Grimes stated that she was moved by the film because the character of Paul, played by Timothée Chalamet, reminded her of her son X Æ A-12. “I just know X is going to have to go through all this really f*cked up sh*t that sort of mirrors Paul-type stuff.”
In the end, Grimes was so taken with the film that she agreed to help market it on behalf of Warner Bros. She agreed to use her large social media following to promote it. “I was basically an influencer,” she said of her role.
The singer claims that Warner Bros. decided to cut ties with her in the weeks leading up to the film’s release. She alleged it was due to her posing while reading “The Communist Manifesto,” an obvious attempt to troll her billionaire ex-partner.
While she was disappointed by the decision, Grimes said it was due to the studio being overly cautious in order to avoid sparking outrage over some of the more contentious subject matter in the source material. “There are things that are deeply not woke in the ‘Dune’ universe,” she said.
“Dune: Part Two” is scheduled to be released in theatres on October 20, 2023. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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