joan jett

Throughout your career, journalists have asked you about your sexual orientation and you’ve yet to say outright what it is. Why do you think people are so curious?

You know, I… why does anybody want to know anything to that extent? They want to know until they know, and then it’s not a big deal. First of all, don’t dictate to me what I have to declare about myself. It’s about setting boundaries. If you open up a door to your whole life, once that door’s open, you can’t shut it. You can’t open it up for some parts and keep it closed for others.

It really boils down to this: I want to please everybody. I want every guy and every girl thinking that I’m singing these songs to them, because I am. If I make a hard, fast case on where I stand then that takes away a lot of the fantasy. Music entails a lot of fantasy. I want people to be able to go there with me. Some people might think it’s a cop-out. I don’t care. That’s how I feel.


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