Thursday, December 01, 2005
In bed with Madonna, drinking cocoa and reading a nice book
INTIMATE! I'm Going to Tell You a Secret, Channel 4, 9.00pm
Don't panic, we're not going to tell you what happens at the end of Lost, we're just drawing your attention to the 95th programme this week about Madonna. Despite the conspiracy by a small yet insanely dedicated group of Mariah Carey fans on the internet, Madonna's comeback has been what you might loosely term "successful" and everybody's going around whistling the intro from 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)'. Job done, you might think. But no, the Queen of Pop never does things by halves, and hot on the heels of Sunday's somewhat uncomfortable interview with Dermot O'Leary, we're now treated to this fly-on-the-wall documentary behind the scenes on Mads's Re-invention tour.
Those of us who have seen In Bed With Madonna (or Truth or Dare, to use its official but signficantly lamer title) will have quite high expectations of just what this documentary is likely to deliver. Sex! Drugs! Rock 'n' roll! Except we're told that it actually shows Madonna maturing as an artist, and developing her desire to shock into a desire to educate the world about her concerns via her music. Except that doesn't sound like quite as much fun, so we hope at least they'll show some dancers wanking or something.
Whatever the outcome, it's always fun to dissect and overanalyse the personal life of a pop icon, so this should be a must-see.
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Truth Or Dare is a much better and subtle title than the predictable and boring In Bed With Madonna. Sorry! It's true!
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