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Old 26-10-2012, 13:49
Josh Pinder
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Marilyn Monroe is a old Hollywood Goddess. Marilyn's image was embedded in pop culture on such a scale that, Madonna referencing it is hardly plagiarism, but more so an obvious nod. The Gentlemen Prefer Blondes reference, or the recreation of famous Monroe photoshoots. It's not really the same as popstarlets of today and recent years copying Madonna. Madonna's imagery nods back to old Hollywood, where as popstars today copy Madonna copying old Hollywood lol.

Xtina obviously took from Madonna, with her DIRRTY era, then of course the classic Hollywood imagery for another era... Lady Gaga obviously takes 99% of what she does from Madonna, you don't even have to be aware of their work fully to know that. She works with people who worked with Madonna, the imagery she uses, the songs (Dance in the Dark/Vogue, Born This Way/Express Yourself), the attitude somewhat mimicks Madonna's.... she is aware of it otherwise there wouldn't have been that lie from Gaga's team about Madonna's team emailing her about Born this Way.

The difference between all these starlets today, is that Madonna broke down the door they all walked through. She was sticking up for Gays, using catholic imagery, being an AIDS activist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoikYVj5V6M, risking her career with SEX, etc... Madonna had guts, and it kind of sucks that they all take the credit, when really all they are doing is rehashing what Madonna did 20 years ago.
That is a sublime post

And so true i mean of course i wasnt born until 92 so its only through ans like you and my own searching era per era that i see these videos...Madonna is a genuine force and warrior...and Liz Taylor and all those A-listers there in Dec 1991 saluting her is truly something. Especially with more insight to the hysteria of the time of AIDs, HIV and the then recent loss of Freddie Mercury...it is then that you truly have alternative perspectives of Madonna across that era...my favourite era of Madonnas legacy 1989 - 1993

Thanks so so much for posting that video, i do wish more people....especially perhaps younger audiences will see that and realise fanwar spats are plain rediculous....
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