Please Madonna, Your Thighs Are Great but It's Time to Put Them Away

Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), February 14, 2006 | Go to article overview

Please Madonna, Your Thighs Are Great but It's Time to Put Them Away


Byline: By CLAIRE HILL Western Mail

I've spent the weekend examining Madonna's thighs. Well, not just her thighs but her lycra-clad body, exercised to within an inch of its life, with sinewy arms that would look best on the cover of Men's Health. Obviously it wasn't on my weekend check list: Clean house; get food shopping; examine Madonna's thighs. But after a few hours watching Saturday morning TV, the video was on so many times I have scarring from the Queen of Pop's sequined leotard.

Yes, ladies and gents, she's in a leotard again - topped off with a Gucci bomber jacket, fake eyelashes and fishnet tights.

It's easy to criticise and say she looks like mutton dressed as lamb.

But mainly she just looks desperate for cool approval.

I can imagine school plays with Mads and Guy in attendance. There's little Lourdes dressed up as a flower (symbolising life, in a non-denominational way) and the rest of the parents are clapping politely. But not Madonna, oh no. She's standing on her chair with one leg over her head, clapping her hands furiously in a prayer position to the sky... cos she can.

Lourdes meanwhile has learnt to avoid everyone's eyes and twist her Kabbalah red string while muttering silent prayers of, 'Stop it, mother.'

It's the same with her new video for Sorry. There's Madonna having a wicked party with some kids in a disused building, covered in chicken cage wire.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Please Madonna, Your Thighs Are Great but It's Time to Put Them Away
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.