50+ and STILL killing the game?!?! WHEW!!! Some of these supposed "stars" could only pray for half of The Queen's career.
Mega star Madonna is Harper's Bazaar's latest cover girl for their December 2011 issue. On the mag, the pop icon shares the stage with W.E. (Madonna's directorial movie) actress Andrea Riseborough.
In the feature, she discusses women, power and sexuality!
Check out the excerpts and a FABULOUS spread under the break....
“I think it’s just that as a creative person, in all the different things that I’ve done or ways that I’ve found to express myself, I’ve consistently come up against resistance in certain areas. I think that the world is not comfortable with female sexuality. It’s always coming from a male point of view, and a woman is being objectified by a man—and even women are comfortable with that. But when a woman does it, ironically, women are uncomfortable with it. I think a lot of that has to do with conditioning.”
“The fact that I didn’t have a mother helped me in some respect, and that I didn’t have a female role model. I was always very aware of sexual politics, growing up in a Catholic-Italian family in the Midwest, seeing that my brothers could do what they wanted but the girls were always told that they needed to dress a certain way, act a certain way. We were told to wear our skirts to our knees, turtlenecks, cover ourselves and not wear makeup, and not do anything that would draw attention."
On her new film W.E.: “When I brought up the subject of Wallis Simpson to people when I was living in England, I was astounded by the outrage that was provoked by her name. The movie is all about the cult of celebrity. We like to put people on a pedestal, give them one character trait, and if they step outside of that shrine-like area that we blocked out for them, then we will punish them. Wallis Simpson became famous by default, by capturing the heart of the king, but it’s obviously a subject I’m constantly on the inside of, and the outside of."
Madonna is and always will be a PROBLEM! Love her and this spread!
Images: Tom Munro/Harper's Bazaar