Katy Perry On Gay Rights & Including Her Divorce In 'Part Of Me'

Katy Perry

The 27-year-old singer opens up on her feelings about gay marriage and her new movie.

Since her divorce from Russell Brand was finalized earlier this year, Katy Perry has talked about her divorce from her husband of 14 months in snippets. However, in her new movie Part of Me, the 27-year-old singer shows footage of what it was like during those months when they were breaking up, something she felt she couldn't avoid including in her documentary.

"I think if people walked out of the theater and that was completely avoided, they would be like, 'Well, there's an elephant in the room that's still there.' I like to go out there looking like a strong woman, because I am strong. But I am also a woman who goes through all kinds of problems and highs and lows. I wanted to show the complete spectrum," she said to Parade Magazine.

Still, it's a sensitive subject for Katy to discuss, and the interviewer notes that she refers to the divorce only as "the situation."

"I'm very aware that it's inappropriate to give too much away, and that really the situation is just between two people," she added. 

"There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I've realized that it's time for me to show my audience that you don't have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect. … I'm okay with having bad dance moves. I'm okay with having horrible lower teeth. That's what makes me me, and for some reason it's worked out all right." Is Russell Brand Writing A Tell-All About Katy Perry?

Katy—who grew up in a very religious household—also discussed her feelings on gay marriage, which President Obama endorsed in May:

"I was really happy; I probably went down to West Hollywood and had a shot. I came from a different mind-set growing up, and my mind has changed. My viewpoint on all these things—equality for women, the choice to love anyone you want—hopefully, we will look back at this moment and think like we do now concerning [other] civil rights issues. We'll just shake our heads in disbelief, saying, 'Thank God we've evolved.' That would be my prayer for the future."

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