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Madonna’s Frozen WE Proves That Wallis Simpson Was Misunderstood – And So Was Hitler (Photos)

by | 3rd, September 2011

MADONNA is doing the round, plugging her first feature-length directorial effort W.E.. It’s the story of Wallis Simpson, the Nazi fan who married King Edward VIII and was very misunderstood. Who knew, for instance, that Wallis and her brown shirted chums could be, as The Times says, “screamingly, inadvertently funny in parts [that] had ‘em rolling in the aisles at Venice”?

The Guardian says the film is “primped and simpering folly, preening and fatally mishandled”. The Daily Mail – the paper that once declared “Hurrah For the Black Shirts” – says it’s pretty good. The film’s allure is not all helped by Madge, whose face seems frozen in horror, like that moment in Curb Your Enthusiasm when Larry David forgets his lines in The Producers and the theatre audience reacts with impression of Munch’s The Scream. Stuff Botox, just catch Madonna’s new film and experience a face freeze.

Says she through the part of her face that appears to be mobile, but it may be the work of claymation:

“I identified with her in that I think it’s very common when people become celebrities or public figures or icons that we are often reduced to a soundbite and that you’re given a few attributes and then you’re not allowed to have anything more than that.”

It happened to Hitler. It’s a little known face that he was a dab hand at ventriloquism. But would they give him his own show on the telly? No. Grud, how that right hand craved the understanding embrace of a puppet. But they only wanted him for the mass murder and the moustache. Sheesh! How he wanted to get of that ruddy moustache, but would they let him. Vould zey?!



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