Touched For The Very First Time
Touched for the Very First Time is play by Zoe Lewis that opened this week at Trafalgar Studios in London. The Times Online have posted an article by the playwright in which she explains how she embraced the feminism espoused by her mother and was flaunted by Madonna and now feels somehow betrayed.
In an excerpt from the column, that you can read in full HERE,
“Ten years ago The Times ran a piece about my play Paradise Syndrome. It was based on my girlfriends in the music business. All we did was party, work and drink. The play sold out and I thought: ‘This is it! I’m going to have it all: success, power and men are going to adore me for it’. In reality it was the beginning of years of hard slog, rejection letters and living on the breadline. A decade on, I have written the follow-up play “Touched for the Very First Time” in which Lesley, played by Sadie Frost, is an ordinary 14-year-old from Manchester who falls in love with Madonna in 1984 after hearing the song Like a Virgin. She religiously follows her icon through the years, as Madonna sells her the ultimate dream: ‘You can do anything – be anything – go girl.’ Lesley discovers, along with Madonna, that trying to ‘have it all’ is a huge gamble. I wrote the play because so many of my girlfriends were inspired by this bullish woman who allowed us to be strong and sexy. I still love her and always will, but she has encouraged us to chase a fantasy and it’s a huge disappointment.
Source: The Times Online. Thanks to Vincy