Here are some
interesting images. Madonna from her early,
Susan"-white trash-slut-virgin days.
Honestly, how did this woman ever become a super
star? I don't get it. I was young then, I was in
the age group that bought her albums (and yes,
they were still albums back then), but everyone I
knew thought she sucked! Oh the power of Empty-V.
Brainwashing the masses for generations to come! Scoop's thoughts. I
don't know anybody who has a balanced opinion of
Madonna. It seems to me she is much better than
her detractors would have you believe (think of
her as a painter that uses herself for a canvas,
plus she held her own in "Dick Tracy"
as an actress and in her duet with Mandy
Patinkin's beautiful voice. Plus, after all the
whining stopped, she was an excellent Evita
Duarte.). On the other hand, she was never as
good as you'd expect her to be to sell all those
albums and have that monumental ego. She didn't
have the talent of a Michael Jackson. But give
the girl credit ... she knew how to read the
Zeitgeist and capitalize on it. Plus, when she
got herself in shape, she looked about as good
naked as anybody ever has. As I look back on her
career, I conclude that the total package is
strong, even though there is no overwhelming
individual talent or accomplishment, unless you
count "getting yourself talked about"
as a talent in itself.