Madonna vs. Elton And Gaga: This Reminds Me Of Something

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Feuds have made Madonna exciting again, from Elton John snarling at her at every swivel to Lady Gaga appropriating Madonna's chord progression -- not to mention her spotlight -- in a "reductive" way.

And I've figured out what this all reminds me of!

Madge vs. Elton is very Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford.

I.e., two mature divas battling it out to the death with resentful swipes and jealousies without realizing they're basically the same person (though in this case, Joan -- I mean, John -- has kept things more one-sided than most feuds tend to be).

And Madge vs. Gaga reeks of Bette Davis vs. Anne Baxter in All About Eve.

In other words, the aging prima donna getting usurped by the crafty little upstart the second the former turns her back to tend to her hydrangeas.

In both cases, Madonna is Bette Davis, and she's playing the part to the hilt!

I pray she swivels out at the Super Bowl, looks at the camera, rolls her eyes, and says, "You know we've got rats in the cellar?"


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12 comments
mjm
mjm

BUT Y'ARE BLANCHE! Y'ARE IN THAT CHAIR!

candy
candy

Remember the Courtney Madonna inspired baby jane MTV commercial? that was funny

Dmie87
Dmie87

Ha! Except that Bette Davis had class. Remember...Marlena Dietrich couldn't stand Madonna either!

MartinNYID
MartinNYID

It's all engineered PR bull. I'd like to hear some real music out of one of them for a change.

Musto
Musto

Sorry, I just changed the Godzilla pic to lead off with Bette/Joan, which I feel is more of a grabber.

Redondobeach
Redondobeach

I love your Godzilla pictorial analogy even more than the Bette Davis one, but yes, Madge was looking very Baby Janeish for a while.

Movielover
Movielover

I remember reading Marlene said something like, "I played a tramp.  That girl (Madonna) IS a tramp."

Otto
Otto

then you are clearly not listening to Gaga's music, because that's what it is.

MartinNYID
MartinNYID

I've listened and I'm clear: Gaga is a clone of everything that's come before. I actually feel sorry for her, because if the so-called industry wasn't a corrupt gathering of jackals, as are the 'crowds' she may have had a chance to make something interesting. Now, all that's out there is a vapid pop clown show. Ringling brothers with pots & pans dance beats. Madonna and Elton too.

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