That Time Madonna Wrote “Push” For Guy Ritchie To Tell Herself That Him Being A Dickhead Was At Least Inspirational

In 2005, Madonna had endured her greatest physical trauma yet: falling off a horse. Naturally, because she’s Madonna, she got back on it literally and metaphorically once her injuries healed with superhuman expediency. The incident occurred, rather unfortunately, on her forty-seventh birthday, twelve years ago now. At the time, she …

“I’m Not Here to Collect Postcards”: The Atomic Blonde Who Came in From the Cold of London & Into the Fire of Berlin

If you thought times of political tension were anything new, Atomic Blonde is the perfect slick, yet cheeky action, yet historical film to remind you that “the world is run on secrets.” Or as Beyoncé might say, “Who run the world? Secrets.” That being said, the steely, impossibly cool demeanor …

Madonna’s Letter About Sharon Stone/Whitney Houston Isn’t As Much About Them As A Contempt for Public Taste

Madonna herself has been called by the most damning of her critics such usual derisive adjectives as “derivative,” “hack” and, Morrissey’s favorite, “McDonna.” Yet what they’re condemning isn’t her work, but her personality, lifestyle and the so-called audacity of a woman to treat men the way they do females. Or, …

“Papa Don’t Preach” Speaks to the Complexity of the Father-Daughter Relationship

Quite possibly more than any other piece of pop culture, musically speaking, Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” speaks to just how intense and often contentious the father-daughter relationship can be. Based on an actual conversation between a group of high school girls that songwriter Brian Elliot heard outside his studio in …

Tess Trueheart versus Breathless Mahoney: The Age Old War Between Virgin and Whore

Glenne Headly had many roles before her untimely demise on June 8th, but perhaps one of the most unwittingly political ones was her interpretation of Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy comic strip character Tess Trueheart. As Dick’s steady dame, she often finds herself endangered by the villains he comes up against, just …

There Was Already A Gloriously Trashy TV Movie About Madonna’s Early Days So What Are We Doing With Blond Ambition From Universal?

Though it may have been low-budget and low-caliber acting, much of the frequently forgotten about 1994 TV movie, Madonna: Innocence Lost (which aired on Fox, mind you, not Lifetime), proves to be highly detailed in its recounting of how Madonna got to the top, as well as her many daddy …

“Respectful, Loving Space” Is the New “Conscious Uncoupling” Thanks to Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom

Though Orlando Bloom seemed like the perfect sexually appetitive boyfriend based on those photos of him grabbing Katy Perry’s tits like a preteen boy just discovering a real woman for the first time, it could very well have been his somewhat unusual penis that ultimately left Perry cold. Whatever the …