Semtext Girl #1 on Australian TV
Our Forum member lucas_36 just finished watching the new Madonna interview that aired earlier on Australian pay-tv channel Channel V and here’s his report for those who couldn’t make it.
• On Abba, Dancing and the New Album
Andrew G: I like your new record, cause it reminds me of deep dark nasty
nightclubs that you stumble on at 2 in the morning?
Madonna: Really? (Looks surprised)
Andrew: The dancefloors heaving and everyone’s really having a great time
and you kind of go, gee, I better get loose or I’ll miss what’s going on..
Madonna: I’ve had a few of those nightclub experiences….
Madonna: I don’t get out much these days. When I did, I could spend six hours on the dancefloor.
Madonna: I miss going out dancing and being anonymous.
Andrew: What did, do, Abba mean to you?
Madonna: Well first of all every one of their songs is like the soundtrack
to something that happened in my life and um, Dancing Queen, is like you
know, I’m sure that song was written about me. Um, I just love their music.
Its not just dance music; there’s something very poetic about it.
• On Drugs
Andrew: What’s been your experience through the years on the chemical side
of club life?
Madonna: Excuse me???? (Looks very shocked, like she cant believe what she
Andrew: (waits for a response)
Madonna: Are you asking me about drugs?
Madonna: O-kay… (Voice quivers and she looks directly into the camera,
then licks lips and looks at someone off camera before laughing nervously).
Then not looking at Andrew says “People named Andrew are always
questionable” (Reaches down to grab something)
Madonna: Let me have a sip of my tea…
Madonna: Okay, um, the chemical side…
Madonna: I haven’t taken drugs for awhile if that’s what you’re asking me.
Um. I’ve probably tried a little bit of everything back in the day…
Madonna: If you want me to be specific, I.m not gonna be…
• On the Human Nature Videoclip
Madonna: Just getting into that costume took me hours, and I was very hot
and sweaty underneath (she answers after asking Andrew what his favorite
video of hers is…)
• On Beer
Andrew: I get so charmy and sexy after six beers… (Liz Rosenberg can be
heard laughing off camera)
Madonna: Honey, everyone’s charmy and sexy after six… (Liz can be heard
Madonna: Actually, that’s not true, no. Everyone becomes charming and sexy
after you’ve had six beers. Isn’t that right Liz? (Liz laughs and says “Yes!!!”)
• Madonna Is Semtex Girl Number One
Madonna: A Semtex girl is a girl who is dynamic, a girl who explodes, who
doesn’t know the meaning of 9 to 5, a girl who is unstoppable and who
doesn’t take no for an answer. And who has excellent taste. Guys can be
Semtex girls too.
Andrew: Oh really?
“All of the quotes are basically brief ones” – lucas_36 reports – “as the interview ran for around 30 minutes. The special will be repeated several times on Channel V. In
short, it was a great interview. Nice to see Madonna looking relaxed and happy and being asked questions that havent been asked so many other times before.
Special thanks to lucas_36