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Friday, February 03, 2012

Madonna's "Give Me All Your Luvin'" Video Puts All Other Pop Hoes To Shame

The first thing that stuck out to me while watching Madonna's Nicki Minaj- and M.I.A.-featuring "Give Me All Your Luvin'" video was how fun it is. In this pop era when Lady Gaga bashes us over the head with the self-indulgent, dark and murky drama that is her so-called life via each successive visual, it feels effing fantastic to watch Her Madgesty get back to her vibrant, exciting self. Divorce has been good for her.

"Give Me All Your Luvin'" plays like a classic movie-musical (and, nice nods to M's own "Material Girl" video/Marilyn Monroe phase), but what seems to be just below the surface is a big F-U to all the pop hoes who have tried to snatch away Madonna's crown without giving proper credit.

Those faceless cheerleaders in the background? That's you, Gaga, Ke$ha, Jessie J, etc. "Maybe you'll do fine as long as you don't lie to me, and pretend to be what you're not."



My favorite part of this whole thing is when Madonna saunters down the street twirling her hair like a bimbo hooker while the football players jump in front of the bullets being fired at her. This broad is never gonna drop.

Thank you, Vampyre. Let's pretend Hard Candy never happened, and get on with the rest of this exciting MDNA era.

Do you think this is a proper return to form for Madonna?

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11 Comments:

  • At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Matthew Finn said…

    Absolutely! I could not agree more with your comments!

     
  • At 9:00 AM, Blogger John said…

    The video is fun, but you might as well be putting lipstick on a pig. The song is vile. "Beautiful Stranger" done at a high school variety show.

     
  • At 9:36 AM, Blogger That_One_Guy said…

    I think the song is vapid, yet fun. It's catchy, and as much as I would like her to be insightful as she can be, I know she/the record company is playing the pop game.

    The video is adorable and I think with all its themes (including the very blatant Superbowl) it does what it supposed to do: entertain, and make people talk (whether they like it or not).

    I think they are doing well so far. Let's hope the album is more Madonna, a little less HardCandy.

     
  • At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    WOW at Moogaboo's comments! "lipstick on a pig". LOL

     
  • At 2:26 PM, Blogger Derrick said…

    The football players in "Give Me All Your Love" are there to serve Madonna, at Madonna's pleasure. And clearly they serve her well, anticipating her needs from the getgo -- whether sheilding her from rain, tackling obstacles, taking bullets for her, serving as steps/flooring or even sawing a cab in half so that her pace flows uninterrupted.

    During the Monroe sequence, the football players act as furniture for Madonna and her friends MIA and Nicki Minaj. Footballers' heads lines the walls, but not as trophies -- as functional beauty lighting!
    THAT is good use of a football player's head!

    This sequence is genius.. and classic Madonna... as she reclaims the power of Monroe's most famous image..
    but when Monroe stood over a subway grate, her white dress blowing up and men ogling on, she was the passive, oblivious victim/recipient of a lascivious & mocking male gaze.
    The male gaze is not relevant here..
    THESE MEN DONT EVEN HAVE A GAZE!
    They are completely powerless, utterly subservient,
    there only to serve women, & serve femininity.

    So is it a surprise when the football players turn out to be.. mechanical in nature? ... not really.

    Automatons. Men. Madonna sees no difference.

    Madonna is both feminist and feminine-ist.
    She exalts both women AND the power of femininity.. something the feminists forgot.

    "Give Me All Your Love" is no exception:
    Women reign supreme in the Madonna-verse.

    ~
    postscript:
    worth noting also, the video ends in an orgy of cheerleader-lead jock decapitation.
    madonna grins as she triumphantly holds a football player's head aloft.
    TOUCHDOWN!

    ~

     
  • At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    nice to see avril lavigne is still getting songwriting work in her old age.

    as for the baby toss at the end, man, if i were lourdes i'd be reading between the lines....!

    oh, and was this video filmed in front of the faux brick backdrop at "ha ha's" or "yuk yuk's"?

    -adolfo
    kyliedawg@aol.com

     
  • At 11:40 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    The video I guess could be considered "fun" but the song itself sounds like something a pre-teen would record. I love Madonna but I cannot help but think she is so much more than this. Music like this is NOT what made her the star she is today. Oh yeah, she is still SMOKIN' HOT!!!!

     
  • At 5:31 PM, Blogger Jump! said…

    I actually love that Madonna is doing a fun album. This video clip is silly and borrows from all the best pop diva's out there (the cheerleaders could be influenced by Tony Basil's "mickey" or Gwen Stefani's harajuku dancers in anime style) the Marilyn look (could be borrowed from Marilyn, Madonna herself or even a wink to Kylie's "2 hearts" big blonde curls"). I still prefer the demo version of GAYL without rapping but I love what Nicki and MIA add to the video. Overall a big, fun song. Madonna's isn't gonna please everyone and I'm glad she had stopped trying. You suck on hard candy and so "hard candy" sucked- bring on MDNA.

     
  • At 9:39 PM, Blogger Todd said…

    Suck on that, Gaga.

     
  • At 2:22 AM, Blogger Tony d said…

    Lighten up! Its a great pop song! Madonnas fans arent little monsters attached to mother monster who by the way needs to learn to smile in her clips! Lady gaga is a great talent but she doesnt get called the new madonna because's she's talented,its because she aint original! Its like comparing justin bieber to elvis!And she'll get old too,chances are her little monsters will have outgrown her and hopefully have grown some pubic hair too!

     
  • At 5:01 AM, Anonymous yasmin said…

    i didn't like it ,i thought that she is going to release something that will blow people away not a cheer leading song ,she used to better
    http://musicvideosforme.blogspot.com/

     

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