Australian Left Review

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Profile: Madonna


Diana Simmonds


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.