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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/11/2009

Is it Madonna or Her Shtick That's Getting Old?

By Liz Kelly

Madonna on stage in November 2008 in Philadelphia. (AP)

Is Madonna getting too old for "sexpot"?

As much as Madge observers like to talk about her amazing capacity to reinvent herself, it's wearing a little thin. And her latest attack in an ongoing insurgency against aging -- a 46-page spread in W magazine -- is derivative on many levels (Her own "Sex" book, "The Graduate," cheap porn).

When W last checked in on Madonna, she was draped langorously over some nervous-looking horses (we even talked about it). This time, she's draped over 22-year-old Brazilian model Jesus Luz, with whom she has been romantically linked for the past few weeks.

(What happened to A-Rod, you ask? Keep up: Madonna divorced Guy Ritchie, who had the gall to resist Kabbalah-ization, last fall. She then spent some time with steroid-laced Yankee Alex Rodriguez before trading him in for a younger model.)

The spread goes on for an interminable 46 pages. See Madonna peep on an almost naked Jesus as he exits a pool (NSFW). See Madonna as a lingerie-clad smoker. See Madonna the sexual aggressor.

Thanks to the Internet, we were also recently treated to leaked photos from an album promo shoot in which a scantily-clad Madonna poses with her arms raised as if in victory over the advancing years. Reaction mostly echoed the sentiments of this commenter:

"Ugh, she looks so old. Her wrinkly face, her tired expression. It’s like the icy stare of death."

I don't know that I'd go that far. I'm not so much sickened by the sight of the woman as I am by her re-using the same move over and over. We get it: Madonna's edgy. She's still vital and still desired by men who were mere zygotes when she belted out "Borderline." She's got a bod that won't quit. And she's absolutely fearless.

But didn't we already know that? That's the brand Madonna -- despite all her various permutations -- has been hammering into our malleable little heads for the past three decades. And, well, it's getting a little bit old.

By Liz Kelly  | February 11, 2009; 11:15 AM ET
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Comments

Is it Madonna or her Shtick that is getting old?

As my mother might say...Yes.

But keep the gratuitous shots of a scantily-clad Jesus Luz coming!

Posted by: BMore_Cat_Lover1 | February 11, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Yuuuuck! No lunch for me today. I don't ever wanna get old.

Posted by: jezebel3 | February 11, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Liz, I gotta say Uncle John suggested in his blog todaythat Madge might fill in as the drummer for Spinal Tap when they do their anniversary tour. This is so wrong on so many levels. For one, Spinal Tap is supposed to be funny and this would be definitely not.

Jez3, you knew she was old before you looked at the pics. Not that she was that hott when she was young.

Ho can sing, though.

Posted by: reddragon1 | February 11, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

"a 46-page spread in W magazine"

Spread - um.

"This time, she's draped over 22-year-old Brazilian model Jesus Luz, with whom she has been romantically linked for the past few weeks."

Jebus! Another model.

"That's the brand Madonna -- despite all her various permutations -- has been hammering into our malleable little heads for the past three decades. "

Hammering -um.

Naughty bits are over.

Posted by: jezebel3 | February 11, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, Uncle John says the Spinal Tap drummer uses big sticks. I'll leave to your imagination what Madge might do with them.

Posted by: reddragon1 | February 11, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

jez, there are only two realistic alternatives: get old or die, and between the two, getting old doesn't seem so bad after all, so long as one does it with grace instead of fighting aging every step of the way (which Madonna and too many other celebs of both sexes do, and which makes them look like caricatures of themselves).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 11, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

jez, there are only two realistic alternatives: get old or die, and between the two, getting old doesn't seem so bad after all, so long as one does it with grace instead of fighting aging every step of the way (which Madonna and too many other celebs of both sexes do, and which makes them look like caricatures of themselves).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 11, 2009 12:06 PM

I stand corrected.

Posted by: jezebel3 | February 11, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Aging gracefully is not an easy thing.

Posted by: RedBird27 | February 11, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Tina Turner managed to age gracefully. Why can't Madonna? Sure, she is never gonna see 25 again. But, since that she has had 2 beautiful children, adopted another one. Made some movies (some good, some bad). Put out some darn good music. She's had an interesting life. You don't get those things without getting older.

Cut the closeups of the wrinkly eyes that make you look older than you are. Cut out the marathon workout sessions that make you look like old gristle. Celebrate the fact that you are still alive and kicking. As pointed out, it beats the alternative.

Posted by: epjd | February 11, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Yes Madonna is getting old & so is her schtick.

But as bmore cat lover said, BRING ON THE NEKKID JESUS PICS!!

I love that she's dating a guy named Jesus because even though I'm sure his name is pronounced "Hay-zooz" I read it as "Gee-zus" as in "Jesus Christ our Lord & Saviour."

It makes the articles sooo much more interesting & hilarious!!

Posted by: wadejg | February 11, 2009 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Now, I'm no expert on all things Madonna, but I'm thinking that this new reinvention, Madonna does Bestiality, isn't going to go over so well. Plus, I think that the whole horse bit in the mouth thing looks like the headgear I had to wear when I was 10.

Posted by: MrsKerin | February 11, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

To paraphrase Jon Stewart...Madonna in that picture (or any other for that matter) is where boners go to die...

she is so haggard looking, it amazes me that her name and sexpot is even mentioned in the same sentence.

Posted by: middleofroad | February 11, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I love that she's dating a guy named Jesus because even though I'm sure his name is pronounced "Hay-zooz" I read it as "Gee-zus" as in "Jesus Christ our Lord & Saviour."


Posted by: wadejg | February 11, 2009 12:24 PM

"I love that she's dating a guy named Jesus ". Good time management move. No need to remember the guy's name in the bedroom....most people aren't atheists during orgasm.

Posted by: jezebel3 | February 11, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Madonna's "schtick" has always been to shock. (remember the contraversy over Like a Virgin when it began?). Sad thing is, this is no longer shocking. Become respectable, Madonna, then I would be shocked.

Posted by: hodie | February 11, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

jez
most people aren't atheists during orgasm.

Won't be celebrating Darwin's bicentennial tomorrow, huh?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 11, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Madonna is awesome. If at 50 you can still rock a concert they way she can, then you have no reason to stop. so what she's still doing sexed up photo shoots? that's what her schtick is, and it still works. she is still a relevant in today's pop culture and is still a trend setter. the gal knows what she's doing.

Posted by: skitch00 | February 11, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

A bod that won't quit? I beg to differ. She looks like a man. Look at her arms in those photos -- there is absolutely nothing feminine left in her, from the no-longer-moving, overly plastic-surgeried, scary face to the extremely masculine body. Ugh.

Posted by: Californian11 | February 11, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Nosy Parker. She just looks like she's trying too hard. Why can't she be more like Michell Pfeiffer?

Posted by: Fruitfly1 | February 11, 2009 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I guess you can't really fault someone for not wanting to go quietly.

Posted by: memphis1 | February 11, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

You know how drag queens love to play aging divas? Well, it looks like this aging diva loves to play drag queen.

Posted by: otherliz | February 11, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

most people aren't atheists during orgasm.

Posted by: jezebel3 | February 11, 2009 12:30 PM

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Of course I've met a few who become 7th Day Adventists. (I don't even know what that means)


Her shtick getting too old? Judging by that picture I would definitely say her shtick is old.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | February 11, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Yep, she's old. Who wants to look at Grandma hump and grind on stage?

Posted by: wangbang747 | February 11, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

I find both Madonna and her schtick too old. She always seemed like she wanted to shock people but she never made it interesting. I don't see how she has reinvented herself, it just seems like a wardrobe change and maybe a slight change in music but it's pretty much the same thing everytime. I don't get calling her a sexpot, yesterday,today or ever.

Posted by: petalceleb | February 11, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Liz, I gotta say Uncle John suggested in his blog todaythat Madge might fill in as the drummer for Spinal Tap when they do their anniversary tour. This is so wrong on so many levels. For one, Spinal Tap is supposed to be funny and this would be definitely not.

Posted by: reddragon1 | February 11, 2009 12:03 PM

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Isn't the Spinal Tap drummer the one that spontaneously combusts? "It 'appens all the time..." It would be a short tour for Madonna.

Perhaps that was what your uncle was getting at.

Posted by: mdreader01 | February 11, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

This flows from my commentary on M.I.A. yesterday. For someone who's supposed to be so empowered, Madonna has always come off as sort of a needy sort-- demanding on her staff, her lovers, her kids, etc...

The whole "shocking" schtick (notice me! notice me!) is the stuff of 5 year olds. Maybe 15 year olds. In a 50 year old woman, it just becomes selfishly desparate.

50 isn't old, but it is the point at which you realize that you definitely aren't getting younger. For some women, it's a wake-up call that you better get crackin' on that run for President (or Senator). For others, it means signing a contract with Jenny Craig and "looking better than I did at 30!"

For Madonna, it means divorcing your husband and working your way through a bevy of men like Ricochet Rabbit.

Posted by: mdreader01 | February 11, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

mdreader
The whole "shocking" schtick (notice me! notice me!) is the stuff of 5 year olds.

Wasn't Madge only 6 or 7 when her mother died of cancer, leaving her dad with several kids to take care of? I can believe that this would leave attention issues (ditto for her would-be-celeb brother).

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 11, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

I once would have added FUN to the list of things that Madonna is. But lately, the material girl seems like serious work.

Posted by: ideallydc | February 11, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

I have a news flash for all of you, you too, if your lucky, will be 50 one day and may you too "have your feet to Jesus". She rocks! You all sound a wee bit jealous. Quit being so harsh and judging. What do you want her to do? Become a spokeswoman for Chico's? Or maybe a cover girl for More Magazine? Give me a break! That is what she does. She inspires 40+ women, period. Tina, Cher they paved the way and Madonna carries on. Wasn't Demi naked on W cover too? Jen 39+, naked on GQ? Quit hating.

And if it is an age thing, do you want to see the young Grammy winner Adele naked on W? She's youthful. What exactly is the criteria, youth, body, talent? Please define the rules since you all are so beautiful. Or is it talented? Or is it young? Or is it.......

Posted by: meljos | February 11, 2009 1:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm old enough to remember screeching her way horribly off-key during a duet with the Thompson Twins at Live Aid. And thus began the era of the so called "backing track". A few years later we get Debbie Gibson, Tiffany... Britany Spears and her ilk down the road. Video truly killed the radio star. Christopher Cross was the top rock act when MTV first broadcasted, read into that what you will.

Posted by: biffgriff | February 11, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

meljos, first of all it's you're not your in the first sentence (be careful of contractions, they can be tricky). Second, Madonna doesn't rock, at all. We are harsh and we judge, are you new here, because we can explain the rules of how this works. As for what I would like her to do, well first off she could put some pants on.

Is Madonna really what over 40 women aspire to be? A dried up tranny dominatrix? I would rather see Duffy in a racy photospread than Madonna. And I feel I can say all of this because I am beautiful, talented, and young.

Posted by: DorkusMaximus1 | February 11, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

This flows from my commentary on M.I.A. yesterday. For someone who's supposed to be so empowered, Madonna has always come off as sort of a needy sort-- demanding on her staff, her lovers, her kids, etc...

Posted by: mdreader01 | February 11, 2009 1:04 PM


Madonna has admitted that she has a lot of abandonment issues because of her mother's death. Like Rosie O, whose mother also died when Rosie was a child, Madonna demands absolute loyalty and neverending proof of love. They don't know how to have adult relationships. Since these are impossible standards, these two are frequently disappointed. Rosie stuffs her face with food, Madonna stuffs whatever.

Posted by: jezebel3 | February 11, 2009 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I think Madonna - the next time she swings by England to drop the kids off with Guy - should have lunch with Helen Mirren.

There's a woman who knows how to age and still stay gorgeous and sexy.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | February 11, 2009 2:28 PM | Report abuse

DorkusMaximus, Your name says it all.....How's that for being mean and judgmental? Give me time, I will get the hang of it. These comments are a great start. Also, thank you for the spelling lesson. God knows, us old folk need it. Oh, and as far as Duffy is concerned, she looks like a hot mess to me w/that hair and overflowing out of her too tight outfits but whatever floats your boat. Ops, there (or is it their?) I go, trying to give people the benefit of the doubt and not judge.

All I’m saying is people like Aniston and Demi would NOT have made those covers at their age, if Madonna hadn’t come before them. She made it the norm to be in your 40’s and be hot. Before her, you were supposed to buy polyester and muumuus once you got a “certain age.”

Posted by: meljos | February 11, 2009 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Madonna can't win either way. If she stopped exercising and gained a few pounds, everyone would say she's letting herself go.

Do I think she is sexy? No.
Is her fashion sense a bit "chip" looking (to quote one former Project Runway guest judge)? Yes.
Are her hair and makeup age appropriate? No.
Does she appear to be presenting the image of a much younger prostitute, er woman? Yes.
Do we need yet another photo spread (har har) of her with a much younger man? No.

(The "Sex" book. Vanilla Ice. It's been done already.)

But c'mon. She's Madonna. Would you expect less?

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | February 11, 2009 2:40 PM | Report abuse

"A dried up tranny dominatrix?" -- good one, Dorkus.

And I hate to break it to you, buddy, but while you yourself may be "beautiful, talented, and young," you are borderline too old for Madonna.

Cheer up; there's always Cher.

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | February 11, 2009 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I, like many Gen Xers, used to be a huge fan of Madonna. She was so tough and different. But, yeah, the thrill is long gone. I agree that I'd be more impressed if she got herself some class and learned from other women her age how about how to keep people interested and excited in her work without resorting to sad, desperate tricks. Part of the problem is she's a pop star, not a musician like Tina Turner and others. Pop is about youth, and so, because she can't sing, dances like a stiff robot and has minimum acting skills, she's stuck in this horrible role. Janet Jackson is in the same position.

Posted by: jinez1 | February 11, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Haven't really found her all that interesting since Desperately Seeking Susan. Pretty much tuned her out since then, although I thought she did OK in Dick Tracy.

Musically, meh. Not my cup o' tea.

Posted by: memphis1 | February 11, 2009 2:47 PM | Report abuse

memphis1
Musically, not your cup of tea??
Madonna has done, what?, 30 different types of music from soft rock, hard rock, techno, hip hop, et al.
I think the only music she has never done is country. So you are either a country fan or don't like music at all?
As to her looks, the picture makes me think of one of Guy's quote about her. "Making love to Madonna is like being with an old piece of grissel."

Posted by: Iowahoosier | February 11, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

It's quite simple. Madonna is NOT 25 anymore. She should not try to dress or look like one. When one tries to dress half ones age, one looks idiotic and sad. You can still dress sexy for your age, just not in the same clothes you used to dress sexy in. It's called being age appropriate. It is MUCH hotter than desperately trying to hang onto one particular age.

Posted by: epjd | February 11, 2009 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Agreed, ep. I'd go a step further and suggest that trying to look half one's age is a form of self-loathing.

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 11, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

mdreader, please see John Kelly's Commons, another WaPo blog, for spontaneously combusting drummers. Also note the similarity between his last name and the exalted Liz', therefore "uncle."

Re Madge, Ho can still sing. Doesn't mean she does.

Posted by: reddragon1 | February 11, 2009 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Whenever Madonna feels that the shtick is getting too old, she finds a younger shtick. Exhibit A: JESUS H.

Nosy, I think that in Madonna's case, the term "self abuse' would be more accurate.

I can't top otherliz' snark. Her remark about an aging diva trying to play a drag queen should be in the running for quote of the week.

Congratulations, Queen Liz! It seems that your trashing of Madonna has spawned the beginnings of a BKD.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 11, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Pop is about youth, and so, because she can't sing, dances like a stiff robot and has minimum acting skills, she's stuck in this horrible role. Janet Jackson is in the same position.

Posted by: jinez1 | February 11, 2009 2:46 PM

I think jinez1 hits it on the head... But I do think there is also a double standard here in terms of gender. For ex. if George Clooney (pretty close to 50) had photos with a 20 something model in a magazine no one would be commenting on that. I think it could be that we are not completely comfortable with overt sexuality among women of a certain age, whether it is Madonna or not.

Posted by: kvs09 | February 11, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

kvs09 writes:

For ex. if George Clooney (pretty close to 50) had photos with a 20 something model in a magazine no one would be commenting on that.

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That would depend on whether the model was female or male.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 11, 2009 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Actually, while I still find Clooney attractive (he doesn't still try to look 25), his hanging out with increasingly younger women is getting creepy. It's kinda a turnoff. Again, age appropriateness, instead of trying desperately to hang onto a vanishing youth tooth and claw.

Posted by: epjd | February 11, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

hey, jinez1 - Janet Jackson can dance.

Posted by: ideallydc | February 11, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Ok let's not lump Tina Turner together w/Madonna.

Tina in a short (age inappropiate) skirt at 50 still made men weak at the knees. Madonna in that get up she's wearing up top probably just makes men shrivel.

Posted by: jes11 | February 11, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

You're right. I actually deleted my last sentence which was, "at least Janet Jackson can dance."

Posted by: jinez1 | February 11, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Okay, Lady Lizards of a certain age, here's a question for you. If you had a standing kitchen pass and Jesus the Studly Young Model showed up at your door for Valentine's day wearing nothing by a gift tag that read, "Take me. I'm yours," how many of you would refuse Jesus because of an age difference?

[cue crickets]

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 11, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Yep, both Madonna and the shtick are getting way old.

Posted by: MILW | February 11, 2009 4:43 PM | Report abuse

epjd:

I'm right there with you on Clooney.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | February 11, 2009 4:45 PM | Report abuse

how many of you would refuse Jesus because of an age difference?

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 11, 2009 4:36 PM

...as long as I wasn't wearing one of my "age appropriate" granny panties that day, I would be okay with that.

Posted by: kvs09 | February 11, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

how many of you would refuse Jesus because of an age difference?


Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 11, 2009 4:36 PM

Now sas, you know some of us only have eyes for you.

Posted by: jes11 | February 11, 2009 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Wonder what the leaders of her religion think about all the overt sexuality?

Posted by: pras40 | February 11, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't refuse, but at least I would know I looked pathetic. While enjoying myself very much, thank you.

Posted by: epjd | February 11, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Now sas, you know some of us only have eyes for you.

Posted by: jes11 | February 11, 2009 4:52 PM
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Love is blind.
I'm a believer.

Methinks, please pour jes11 whatever she wants, and put it on my tab.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 11, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

ep, there's an easy way to rid yourself of any sense of pathos. Keep reminding yourself that Jesus loves you.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 11, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

how many of you would refuse Jesus because of an age difference?


Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 11, 2009 4:36 PM

Is this the second coming? How do you say no to that?

Posted by: hodie | February 11, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

thanks Sasquatch, now I have to go to confession

Posted by: hodie | February 11, 2009 5:13 PM | Report abuse

While there's a good chance I'm not going to run out and buy this W issue, I'd probably pick it up at the salon. Madonna with an unknown oldie sporting an age appropriate pot belly? probs not. Jesus does please the eyes.

Jinez1 - Thanks for giving Janet the dancing.

Posted by: ideallydc | February 11, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Is this the second coming? How do you say no to that?

Posted by: hodie | February 11, 2009 5:13 PM
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Hodie, if this is the Second Coming, perhaps you could help Jesus with his premature ej***lation problem. John the Divine writes about this in Apocalypse 22:7, where he quotes Jesus, "And, Behold I come quickly. "

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | February 11, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

i loved this thread...

but Iowa's roundabout Guy quote "Making love to Madonna is like being with an old piece of grissel." had me giggling

Really... no. Then again, have you ever tried to tell an older woman to stop trying to look 18?

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | February 11, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

getting old? i think the millions who paid a collective $300,000,000+ for her recent tour would beg to differ.

irrelevant? then why even post the blog.

stop being so jealous and judgmental, and start doing some yoga. then, maybe, you can look half as good as madonna does at 50 when your tired ass is 35.

Posted by: matthewmaverick | February 11, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

While I don't think Madonna should have to compromise her self-expression by not being sexual, I do think that we've all seen this before. She needs to find something new, or become some kind of svengali producer and find new acts. And she needs to gain about ten pounds. The lack of fat on her body is aging her more than she realizes.

Posted by: jelo | February 11, 2009 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Madge is way too old to be believable.

She definitely needs an "age appropriate" image makeover.

But at 50, she's 14 years younger than Cher, so she'll be around for years to come.

Ain't that something to live for????

Posted by: ziggyzippy | February 12, 2009 8:55 AM | Report abuse

She lost me with the plastic surgery. And the craptastic "Sticky and Sweet" tour which lacked any sort of artistic value and featured costumes straight out of the "Bedazzled" infomercial.

There is no fun anymore; what there is, however, is a sad clinginess to what she used to be: controversial, culturally relevant, and human.

And yes, Clooney needs to start dating women his age. I humbly offer myself for consideration...

Posted by: TDolla | February 12, 2009 9:08 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe that no-talent granny is even still talked about.

Go away Muddana, go far away...

Posted by: cenzozabo | February 12, 2009 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Oh thank you for this article! I agree wholeheartedly - and have always thought of the periodic "re-inventions" of Madonna as being media hype over changes of costume! As in "hey I've straightened my hair and am wearing mehndi...that's the profound Asian Madonna" etc etc etc!

The woman has come up with a few hum-able melodies no doubt but as an artiste, she's been tired since the nineties. She's always been a lot of marketing covering some amazing cojones (metaphorically speaking!) but very little talent.

Posted by: MDey | February 12, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Like Mae West in her later years, Madonna has become a parody of herself. Gay men do love grotesque women, so I guess she'll always have her fan base. But she's increasingly irrelevant as the rest of the culture moves on.

Posted by: chappell1 | February 12, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Being trim and fit at any age is desirable; however, she looks grotesque, these days with her overblown muscularity and dated stagewear.

Hm. Wonder if A-Rod shared any of his bulk-in-a-bottle?

Posted by: shanfan14 | February 12, 2009 7:42 PM | Report abuse

sasquatchbigfoot asked,
'If you were an age 50+ woman and could have sex with a 20 something male model, would you do so?'

I'm under the age of 50, but my answer would be 'No,' because some of us are Christians who believe that sex outside of marriage is wrong.

On another note, you've got the question all wrong:

How many 20-something male models would want to have sex with a 50 year old woman, especially one who looks mannish, sinewy, and gnarled, such as Madonna? *cue crickets*

Posted by: dewdrop3 | February 12, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

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