Lana Del Ray is young American singer, songwriter and a model. Her music has been noted for its stylized and cinematic aesthetic, its preoccupation with themes of tragic romance, glamour, and melancholia, and its references to pop culture, particularly 1950s and 1960s. Ever since her debut album Born to Die was released in 2012, Lana Del Rey has acquired a cult following of vivacious fans. She has millions of fans but her popularity in the gay community is irrefutable. They idolize her like crazies. There might be special reasons for that.
Lyrically, her albums are what teenage angst is made of. In a world that scourges men for exploring their femininity, Lana Del Rey’s music is an outlet for gay men to feel their fantasies. Listen to any one of her songs to find the perfect #gayboy Instagram caption. Open your Grindr at any gay club on a Friday night and you’re sure to spot Lana lyrics like “I got a taste for a men who’re older” opening at least one twink’s bio. When Lana rose to fame, society was disapproving of her unique ‘style’ as it is easier to hate then to understand. However, one group that was quick to idolize and love her was none other than the LGBT community. Nobody else like sexual minorities had felt the taste of rejection and incomprehension to the core. And now she is a goddess to her LGBT and not only fans for her dramatic on-stage presence and unique voice.