Saturday, June 19, 2010
'Glee': Madonna calls tribute episode 'brilliant'
By Carina MacKenzie
April 16, 2010 5:46 PM ET
Somewhere in the English countryside, in a stately manor home, Madonna is not weeping. In a statement to Us, Madonna said that the all-Madonna "Glee" episode was "brilliant on every level."
"I completely appreciated the layers of irony, especially when all those macho boys sang 'What It Feels Like For A Girl,'" she says, referring to a scene where Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) tries to teach the No Directions boys a lesson about misogyny by leading them in the song about female empowerment.
Madonna said the entire cast was "amazing" and "so talented," but she had no problem picking favorites. And why should she? She's Madonna. "I especially loved Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) and Kurt Hummel's (Chris Colfer) characters," she says.
Unsurprisingly, the long-reigning Queen of Pop appreciated "all the messages about boys being respectful to girls."
"Ryan Murphy did a great job bringing all the elements together," she says. "I wish I went to a high school like that."
Don't we all?
yeah yeah im like two months behind. but heck, this is the icon we are talking about. i found myself laughing, singing, my hair standing on end from start to finish. it's a wonderful tribute. and im wondering whether michael's demise had anything to do with it. like, why wait for her to pass away before doing a tribute?
and they pulled out all the stops, right down to the reproduction of vogue. it's empowerment lesson but not to the point of just abandoning cherished ideals (as the characters confront their ideas of their virginity!)
yes, im gushing. couldnt help myself. im filled with glee.
Posted by closet case at 6:52 PM