30 December 2010

Have a Great Party Yawll!


This hit, Justify My Love, was from Madonna's 1990 greatest hits compilation The Immaculate Collection, released on November 6, 1990, 20 years ago. It was written by Lenny Kravitz, Ingrid Chavez and Madonna. Kravitz wrote the song based on a poem written by friend and Prince protégé Ingrid Chavez.
The (then) controversial video was directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and prominently features Madonna's then-boyfriend, the much-undressed model Tony Ward. The video is a tribute to Jeanne Moreau in La Baie des Anges.

8 comments:

  1. wow i hope my night will go down like this! ha! going to a gay bar in antwerp! ps i wonder what your name is and what you look like haha. unless u want ur internet life and your real life seperated or something... ;)

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  2. my heart almost stopped when I first saw this video in 1990! In a good way, of course

    b

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  3. Silly slut , that's not singing !

    Mr B

    PS happy new year !

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  4. So this is how one should check in. Now then you tell me :(
    Dennis, DG is GORGEOUS.

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  5. Dear Dennis: A gay bar in antwerp sounds so CIVILIZED. My internet life and my real life are completely seperated. My real life is crazier.
    Dear B: Does it stand the test of time though? Does your heart still stop when you see it now, or can't you stop laughing?
    Dear Mr B: No, indeed - she never could sing; and her lyrics are truly banal and spastic.
    Dear Beauty: I always thought you travelled like this - and I blush.

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  6. while watching this visually stylish vid (methinks it's still stylish after all these years), three words - a Freudian concept - kept hovering in my mind: 'polymorphous perverse sexuality'.

    and i think Madge's rather limited vocal range actually works in this song.

    EA

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  7. Dear EA: Yes, I was thinking that exact term 'polymorphous perversity' - although none of what is depicted seems very perverse anymore, thanks to the internet.
    It's certainly very 'fashion-y' - but IMHO it really hasn't aged well. Mr Ward was gorgeous though, wasn't he?

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  8. yes yes there will always be a special place in my heart for Mr Ward, once sex god/libidinous idol from my latelatelate adolescent period...:)

    EA

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