aging madonna

queasy fascination

Such an accurate way to describe our feelings about Madonna, especially as she springs into her newest incarnation to promote the release of Bitch I’m Madonna.

“Yes, she’s constantly reinventing herself, but is she evolving?” muses Jancee Dunn in a recent NY Times article.

Bitch I'm Madonna
Bitch I’m Madonna

Is she at risk of becoming famous for being old? For the past 10 years, media coverage can’t set aside her age, even while either hand-wringing over her age-inappropriateness or celebrating her agelessness. What about if we set aside talk of how old she is and critiqued her work — apart from the fact she made that work at (now) 57?