Madonna Cover Story on FAB magazine
Elio Iannacci, from Toronto’s gay magazine “FAB“, wrote a cover story article about Madonna, debating: Is Madonna Still Relevant?
In his article, Iannacci says: “Without her, a whole sphere of popular culture would not exist, ‘Vogue‘ and all its political implications would not have become embedded in the mainstream. Tragically, K.d. Lang would have been the only singer to have popularized wearing a wedding gown on stage, Sandra Berhhard wuold not have gained so much popularity for her comedic bite, Eva Peron‘s historical life would not have touched so many people, Ingrid Casares would be a nobody, Junior Vasquez might have steered clear of mixing Britney Spears, Jean Paul Gautier would have strapped Diana Ross into a cone bra, the unfunny Ali G would be panhandling and weddings DJS everywhere would still be playing Taylor Dayne songs. Many underrated and overrated people, places, and things would not have been made into household names with la Cicconne’s midas touch. But does this mean we should turn a blind eye when the uncrowned queen of pop starts destroying her own queendom?”
“Her new material is just bitchy and sounds like she complans about her fame too much.”
“To say immaturity lies in the listener (of American Life) is a persuasiveless excuse.”
“To say Madonna is ‘over’ or ‘tired’ because of the poor sales and/or harsh criticism of American Life would be foolish indeed. But to say her revelance to music is not what it used to be is quite accurate as she has some mighty big shoes to fill (ironically that they are her own). Now on the eve of her 45 Birthday (August 16), her iconic status may not be debatable, but her talent and her choices in music making are. With an upcoming box set of singles that celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut album, the debate will definitely live on”.