I was watching the Sticky & Sweet Tour DVD the other day (it came out this week in almost every country and it's soooooo good, even the live album thing works this time, so go buy it!) and couldn't help but think how unfair we are to Madonna when it comes to movies.
For all I know, that tour is every bit as epic as Avatar, so bear with me and hold that thought as I enter the controversial thing that is W.E.
Madge's second try at the director's chair will have her tell the story of American socialite Wallis Simpson and her involvement with King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, as we all know.
What the movie will be like is still unclear, first she was starring in it, then she handed Wallis to Vera Farmiga (causing an outrage about how the Oscar nominee would lose her "cred" if she worked with Madge), later she cast Abbie Cornish as well (as I understand it, Cornish will be the Julie to Farmiga's Julia), then Ewan McGregor came on board and now Madge has cast none other than her daughter Lourdes...
...(here in all her Taylor Momsen in Gossip Girl glory) who will be playing a mystery part. After taking her daughter everywhere and even have her appear in her latest music video, it's obvious that Madge is trying to take her daughter places.
This move made people react viciously again (how can you be so mean to those two?) who cried "nepotism" at the first mention of little Lola.
My question now is, why?
Being a Madonna fan and all I still have trouble understanding why did she get on people's bad graces so much? Like Nicole Kidman, she rarely can do good for the media. I am actually very critical of her but I don't think we're being fair to W.E.
Wisdom and Filth wasn't a tragedy, if not a masterpiece it showed us that Madge loves what she does and I wonder why have people began to wish this project bad from the beginning instead of at least wondering what Cornish, Farmiga and McGregor can bring to it.
Why is W.E. a joke and not an awards contender?