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Sep 05 2016
Madonna For LOVE: I DON'T CONSIDER MYSELF A POP ACT Comments (0)

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Mert Alas's images of Madonna and Rocco (and a bunch of skinheads) are trickling out, now that the magazine is close to dropping. Alas shot Madonna and child on the fly, leading to what look like very unstyled (though certainly Photoshopped) images.

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In her interview with the magazine, Madonna tells Murray Healy:

I was already famous before social media, so for me fame isn’t the burden. Fame is the manifestation or the by-product of my work, and that was two decades before social media. Now to me the burden is people are more focused on fame than actually doing the work or being an artist. Now it’s easy to become famous. What isn’t easy is to develop and grow as an artist without being distracted or consumed with fame.

She also states she is not a pop act:

I consider myself an artist. And it’s an artist’s responsibility to be revolutionary in our work. It’s our responsibility, our duty and our privilege.

The photos are apparently part of a 70-page portfolio by Alas shot in Berlin, L.A. and London.

 
Sep 02 2016
Gay Gasp! Comments (0)
 
Tonight: Madonna Forever! Comments (0)

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Sep 01 2016
Jose & Slam Assert Their Legacy—And Madonna's—At TRUTH OR DARE Screening In NYC Comments (0)

IMG_9210**Jose & Slam make a Madonna sandwich. (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

Last night capped off a week of Madonna-themed festivities. Who knew Madonna's movies would enjoy such a resurgence?

Okay, it was only for a week, only at Metrograph in NYC and some of her movies are still crappy, but it was truly fun seeing some of her better work on the big screen (Dick Tracy) and especially deciding some of her lesser work isn't really that bad after all (Who's That Girl). A technical snafu (Chinese peony powder on the reel?) led to Body of Evidence being canceled in spite of a lot of tickets being sold, and I then missed Dangerous Game, not wanting to hang out. But both have been rescheduled.

Best of all was the Truth or Dare run—or should I say is, since it has been extended for another week at Metrograph, through September 7. Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 4.04.56 PM

I saw Truth or Dare at MoMA (with Madonna in attendance and Joe Berger moderating an Alek Keshishian/Vincent Paterson/Jose Gutierez/Salim “Slam” Gauwloos Q&A), at Metrograph (with Chelsea Handler moderating an Alek Keshishian Q&A) and—last night—saw it a third time, again at Metrograph, with Dance Films Association's Galen Bremer moderating a Q&A with Gutierez and Gauwloos.

IMG_9190*Bremer with the featured guests last night: Slam & Jose!

Seeing the film over and over has beaten it into my head, and allowed me to note details I never would have seen without the repetition. (Jack Larson is is seen around the time Madonna gags over Kevin Costner?!) Best of all the Q&As have allowed some of the creatives to speak eloquently about what is probably Madonna's most important film. (Desperately Seeking Susan remains my fave.)

IMG_9205*Winner of the best T-shirt of the night ...

Jose and Slam were wonderfully warm in their chat after the film, with Slam making sure Jose got credit for some of the choreography in “Like a Virgin” and “Vogue” on Blond Ambition and each o them responding candidly to a question about millennials who don't think Madonna did anything. (Don't miss that one!)

They also plugged the outstanding doc they're in that's been a film-fest fave, Strike a Pose; seek that out whenever and wherever you can.

Keep reading for all of the Q&A with Jose and Slam, minus only about 30 seconds of one of Jose's answers in the middle ...

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Lindbergh, Baby! Comments (0)

Outtakes from Peter Lindbergh's 1994 shoot with Madonna—a tribute to Martha Graham—have been released to plug his new Taschen book.

 
Madonna Is For Hillary (Duh) Comments (0)

 

 
Aug 29 2016
The Problem With Instant Gratification Is It Takes Too Long Comments (0)
 
Madonna Does Debbie Comments (0)
 

But Not Me........lol. 🐶 Thank you Debbie Harry 🙏🏻

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Madonna acknowledged one of her early idols, Debbie Harry, on Instagram this weekend. I'm sure Debbie will be flattered, but then I do recall she once said—when asked how it felt to be given credit by Madonna—“That's nice, but a check would be better.”