Sunday, November 10, 2013


Haper's Bazaar  November 2013

Madonna needs a muzzle. And this one is perfect. I thought that it was the same as what Alexander McQueen is showing this fall, but the attribution is to Idriss Guelai Atelier. It is exciting to see Madge on the cover of a magazine again ... it's been a while. But I think that she would have been better off having agreed to a photograph only editorial because she really doesn't have much to say. And her voice comes off stale and detracts from the visceral that we know that she can deliver.

She begins: Truth or dare? That is a catchphrase that is often associated with me. I made a documentary film with this title, and it has stuck with me.

Certainly, I am not in her day to day life, but I really wouldn't think that is the thing that comes to mind over and over again. But the article in her pen goes on to move across this theme that apparently she feels has defined her life: daring. Now I will give it to her that she has been that, but I think that she stretches the point a bit, how very Madonna, and it's told in an uninteresting way. Case in point: And all the homeless people on the street. This wasn't anything I prepare for in Rochester, Michigan. Trying to be a professional dancer, paying rent by posing nude for art classes, staring at people staring at me naked. Daring them to  think of me as anything but a form they were trying to capture with their pencils and charcoal. I was defiant.

No, you're trite Madge.  She has captivated audiences ... the world ... before them all. And wasn't it she who raked in $600 million last year from her latest tour. She's the woman. But there is no mystery in her as she's more that happy to give it up in her musings with a revolving door of affectation. Put a muzzle on it. Madonna, you don't ever have to say a thing ... and that would be so much more provocative.

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