Lesley Gore - sheer defiance

Lesley Gore

Singer, songwriter, actress and activist, Lesley Gore recorded the song “You Don’t Own Me” in 1963 while she was still in high school. The song became an inspiration for younger women across America and was sometimes cited as a factor in the second wave feminist movement. There is such defiance and feral energy in this performance. Look at the mutinous look on her face and the frenzied escalation of provocation in her performance. Pretty great for a girl who’s just turned seventeen. We adore Lesley Gore here at The Vampire’s Wife. Love, Susie x