HOLY SHIZ. The Queen of the Pop universe mashed together her amazing hit “Express Yourself” with Mother Monster’s similarly chord-progressioned love hit “Born This Way.” So very cool of Madonna, because it’s both an honor for Madonna to sing your song in concert AND a little “hey bitch, that’s MY chord progression. And everyone WILL know it.” I love my pop queens. Fucking fabulous. Watch it here on perez!!
THE coolest ever.
Madonna was the absolute coolest girl on the planet.
The entire movie is documenting Madonna as she completes her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. After watching this early Madonna, you understand why she is the root of modern pop stardom. She fights through crowds of photographers, creates controversy to get in the papers, sings catchy yet solid pop lyrics and dances like the coolest bitch that ever lived. She is a true star. From demanding the sound guy explain to her why there is so much feedback to her waving to adoring fans outside her hotel room, she plays the original pop star role to perfection.
A good part of the film focuses on the people who surround her. Mostly backup dancers make up her day to day entourage, but once in a while people like Antonia Banderas and Sandra Barnhart show up to show famous people being friends with other famous people. It’s bizarre. Boyfriend at the time Warren Beaty was wary of the cameras and the whole act surrounding Madonna at the time, and you could tell he kind of thought she was bullshit or he was too insecure to be with a woman of her fame and character.
Some of the other people interviewed in this documentary, like her brother Martin or the people that work on her show, could hands down be a character on any documentary-style sitcom show. Her brother in particular reminded me of a Trailer Park Boys–esque Ricky crossed with Turtle from Entourage and Ben Affleck’s character in Good Will Hunting. Another woman, who was a long lost childhood friend of Madonna’s, wants her to be her child’s Godmother. Madonna graciously thanks her and says she’ll get back to her on it later because she’s so busy, all with a cheeky, “yeah right gurl” attitude as she blows out of the room because she’s famous and perpetually late. The definition of cool.
One could argue so many things about this documentary. That it’s Madonna doing Marilyn, that it’s at times hard to tell what is real, what is staged and what is exaggerated. But isn’t Madonna’s whole appeal (and that of Lady Gaga and any pop star as well) to act their part on the grand stage of life a mere 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? They want fame, they become fame. This is a documentary showing the personal aftermath of being the coolest, most famous and successful woman in the world.
Madonna just announced via Facebook her 2012 tour dates.
Now, if only I had money for Madonna tickets.
Here, ladies and gents, is our Queen’s tour itinerary:
2012 WORLD TOUR ITINERARY
29-May – Tel Aviv, Israel – Ramat Gam Stadium – On Sale Feb. 10
03-Jun – Abu Dhabi – Yas Arena – On Sale Feb. 27
07-Jun – Istanbul, Turkey – Turk Telecom Arena – On sale soon
11-Jun – Zagreb, Croatia – Maksimir Stadium – On Sale Feb. 17
14-Jun – Milan, Italy – Stadio San Siro – On Sale Feb. 13
16-Jun – Florence, Italy – Stadio Franchi – On Sale Feb. 13
20-Jun – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi – On Sale Feb. 16
24-Jun – Coimbra, Portugal – Estadio Cidade de Coimbra – On Sale Feb. 11
28-Jun – Berlin, Germany – O2 Arena – On Sale Feb. 13
02-Jul – Copenhagen, Denmark – Parken Stadium – On Sale Feb. 13
04-Jul – Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi Stadium – On Sale Feb. 17
07-Jul – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Ziggo Dome – On Sale Feb. 11
12-Jul – Brussels, Belgium – Stade Roi-Baudouin – On Sale Feb. 17
14-Jul – Paris, France – Stade De France – On Sale Feb. 14
17-Jul – London, UK – Hyde Park – On Sale Feb. 10
21-Jul – Edinburgh, UK – Murrayfield Stadium – On Sale Feb. 10
24-Jul – Dublin, Ireland – Aviva Stadium – On Sale Feb. 17
29-Jul – Vienna, Austria – Ernst-Happel-Stadion – On Sale Feb. 24
01-Aug – Warsaw, Poland – National Stadium – On Sale Feb. 17
07-Aug – Moscow, Russia – Olimpiski Arena – On sale soon.
08-Aug – St. Petersburg, Russia – SKK Arena – On sale soon
12-Aug – Helsinki, Finland – Olympic Stadium – On Sale Feb. 14
15-Aug – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena – On Sale Feb. 20
18-Aug – Zurich, Switzerland – Stadion Letzigrund – On Sale Feb. 24
21-Aug – Nice, France – Stade Charles-Erhmann – On Sale Feb. 14
28-Aug – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center – On Sale Feb. 13
30-Aug – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre – On Sale Feb. 18
01-Sep – Quebec City, QC – Plains of Abraham Site – On Sale Feb. 17
04-Sep – Boston, MA – TD Garden – On Sale Feb. 13
06-Sep – New York, NY – Yankee Stadium – On Sale Feb. 13
10-Sep – Ottawa, ON – Scotiabank Place – On Sale Feb. 13
12-Sep – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre – On Sale Feb. 13
15-Sep – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall – On Sale Feb. 27
19-Sep – Chicago, IL – United Center – On Sale Feb. 13
23-Sep – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center – On Sale Feb. 13
29-Sep – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena – On Sale Feb. 13
02-Oct – Seattle, WA – Key Arena – On Sale Feb. 13
06-Oct – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion – On Sale Feb. 13
10-Oct – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center – On Sale Feb. 13
13-Oct – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand – On Sale Feb. 27
16-Oct – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center – On Sale Feb. 27
20-Oct – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center – On Sale Feb. 27
24-Oct – Houston, TX – Toyota Center – On Sale Feb. 27
27-Oct – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena – On Sale Mar. 5
30-Oct – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center – On Sale Mar. 5
01-Nov – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center – On Sale Mar. 5
03-Nov – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center – On Sale Feb. 27
10-Nov – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena – On Sale Mar. 5
15-Nov – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena – On Sale Mar. 5
17-Nov – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena – On Sale Mar. 5
TBC – Miami, FL – To Be Confirmed – On Sale Soon
Image via madonna.com
Madonna obsession starting now. LOVE HER. I feel guilty I ever doubted her, or thought she was being mean to Lady GaGa. Shame on me. Madonna, the one, the Queen, the only. Nobody does it like Madonna.
At a male dominated sport, I gotta say: The ladies totally stole the entire show. Madonna had amazing energy at her Super Bowl halftime show while she played Vogue, Music, Give Me All Your Luvin’, Party Rock Anthem/I’m Sexy and I Know It, Open Your Heart and Like a Prayer with LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. and Cee-Lo Green.
That was DEFINITELY the best Super Bowl performance of all time. Second to Britney, N*SYNC and Aerosmith. Holla!
PS I hear M.I.A. flipped off the camera. Folks, that’s like the least offensive thing she could have ever done on national television. Is anyone even offended by the middle finger anymore? Compared to Janet Jackson’s boob, that was nothing.
That’s some great cover art right there. Madonna’s MDNA, which is a play on her name and a popular drug. She explained the name a little more to Leno saying, “You’ve heard of this drug that produces euphoric feelings of love, MDMA…”