Beyoncé Talks Feminism, Fame And Marriage In New Video
has released a retrospective short film today, celebrating a year since the launch of her self-titled surprise album
. The 12-minute long video, entitled Yours And Mine
, features a montage of footage from the album's accompanying videos with commentary from Beyoncé herself.
Touching on a number of issues, from her upbringing to fame and feminism, she also takes the opportunity to reaffirm her feelings on marriage and the film features clips of both Jay-Z and her daughter, Blue.
"People feel like they lose something when they get married, but it doesn't have to be that way. There is nothing more exciting than having a witness to your life," she asserts. "You know, everybody is not good at everything, it's OK to depend on someone - it's actually what we are supposed to do, we are supposed to depend on each other. And when you find the person that you trust and you love and you feel is going to respect you… it feeds you. It is the most powerful thing you can ever feel in your life."
The theme of partnership runs through the film. When she discusses fame - "When you're famous no one looks at you as a human any more, you become the property of the public. There is nothing real about it" - she concludes that, "You need something real for any of this stuff to matter - you have to have something that is forever. Something that is invisible."
She also asserts that she is both a "humanist" and a "feminist" - "I always consider myself a feminist, although I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it."
The film concludes with footage of Beyoncé walking down a beach with daughter Blue Ivy in her arms, while her commentary ends with the sentiment, "Happiness comes from you, no one else can make you happy - you make you happy. And one thing that's for sure, the love I have for music, for my husband, for my child, is something that will last far beyond my life."