Monday, October 17, 2005

The Immaterial Girl

According to Matt Drudge, ex-pop-diva and eternal box-office poison Madonna has eschewed her Material Girl past (although, sadly, not her phony British accent).
The material world. The physical world. The world of illusion, that we think is real. We live for it, we're enslaved by it. And it will ultimately be our undoing.
"To me," the multi-millionaire self-promotion machine continued, "'The Beast' is the modern world that we live in." That's funny, I could have sworn 'The Beast' was that grotesque succubus who gobbled up every last scrap of her sense of humor and left us with the insufferable, preachy culture-squatter we have before us today.

(Word is that executives over at Sony Entertainment also referred to Swept Away as 'The Beast.')

According to Madonna—who took on the Kabbalah name 'Esther' to symbolize her deep and abiding devotion to Jewish mysticism—people "are going to go to hell, if they don't turn from their wicked behavior."

Interestingly enough, there is no hell in Judaism, but let's not forget: she's not a Christian and she's not a Jew. She's just yet another shallow celebrity who feels that she's above the rest of us mere mortals and can pick and choose whatever 'spiritual' nuggets promise to fill the aching void where her soul should be.

It will come as little surprise that, apart from her role as spirit-guide and prophetess, Madonna is shilling for her new documentary film and a new CD. Since she has utterly lost her ability to shock us through her 'art', Madonna has to resort to damning us all to hell or declaiming that "most priests are gay" to get publicity.

At least she didn't have another highly spiritual make-out session with fellow deep-thinker and Kabbalist Britney "Call Me Brandine" Federline-Spears. I think I'd rather watch Swept Away.
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