I see the movie, I listen to the records, I buy the book, I study the signs. They point in opposite directions simultaneously. "From when I was very young. I knew that being a girl and being charming in a feminine sort of way could get me a lot of things, and I milked it for everything I could." And at the same time: "I wanted to do everything everybody told me I couldn't ever do." And that's just what she has done. It is alter ego at work, to millions it has proved irresistible. It is one of the keys to Madonna.
Recommended CitationSimmonds, Diana, Profile: Madonna, Australian Left Review, 1(103), 1988, 8-9.