Marc Lavoine, who can still be seen in the series “I3P” this Thursday, November 17, 2022, continues to seduce audiences as an actor. The artist, best known for his music, has always managed to move with the sweetness and tenderness of his lyrics. Emotions that he perhaps draws from his youth, which was very different from that of other children.
Musically, Marc Lavoine no longer has anything to prove to anyone at 60. He unveiled many hit albums and iconic songs, proved himself as a coach on The Voice and even branched out into the small screen world, integrating the cast of TF1’s new series I3P. Currently on tour, he uses every break to spend time with his family, although he admits it with some regret: he wasn’t always very present with his children. But he himself had a childhood, to put it mildly … Strange.
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A singer against social norms
During his appearance on Europe 1 in February 2022, Marc Lavoine made some revelations about his youth and childhood, admitting: “I was never in the right box, I was always a bit off. And that suits me really well, because I get to sing with Hervé Villard, who’s my boyfriend, with Krisy, who’s a friend who raps, and with Catherine Ringer. I like this freedom.
Not in the boxes? It’s a reality he’s known since he was a little boy because, to everyone’s surprise, he says: “I’m a girl: I was raised like a girl by my mother, who called me Brigitte and left me with long hair. That’s what I had to show my sex to people to prove to them I’m a boy!” It has to be said that her mother was convinced she was going to give birth to a girl and that she wasn’t ready for one “Everyone took me for a girl and I grew up around women, so I have a different approach to things. That’s why I was a little abused by those who had the power to fit into the right box .”
A feminist education that he appreciates
Being raised by women, almost like a woman, gave Marc Lavoine a different perspective on the world than we are used to. He explained it to Nikos Aliagas in 2016 in the program “In 50 Minutes”: “It is very difficult to be a woman. 54% of the population are women, yet they are treated as a minority and abused. Woman is complicated (…), but women have done incredible things for our country.”
Three years later, he told Télé-Loisirs that an old cult sequence from 1993’s “Taratata” in which young women stripped naked to reveal the lyrics of the song “J’aime les filles” would no longer exist acceptable on TV today: “And I understand that. Because they’re fed up. They’re fed up with bullshit jokes, sexist stuff. They pay less than men,” he fumed, before stating, “Woman is the most discriminated against person in the world, that’s for sure.”
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