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September 07, 2011

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives

Xan Brooks reviews W.E., Madonna's second directorial effort.

Whatever the crimes committed by Wallis Simpson – marrying a king, sparking a constitutional crisis, fraternising with Nazis – it's doubtful that she deserves the treatment meted out to her in W.E., Madonna's jaw-dropping take on "the 20th-century's greatest royal love story". The woman is defiled, humiliated, made to look like a joke. The fact that W.E. comes couched in the guise of a fawning, servile snow-job only makes the punishment feel all the more cruel.

That's just getting warmed up. The rest at the link. Also, video (hat tip to Mr. Jané).

Illustrative: Because.

"Here's Madonna in her British accent again being, of course ... Madonna."

Madonna replies: Madonna is entitled to hate your measly gifts.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 7, 2011 07:47 AM