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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 .

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