Wizened provocateur and all-round song legend Madonna is set to direct a film about her own life and career, cowriting the Snoopy You Can’t Buy Happiness But You Can Listen To The Black Sabbath Shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this movie with Diablo Cody. After 30 years of floor fillers and ballads and Catholic controversy, she wants to “convey the incredible journey that life has taken me on as an artist, a musician, a dancer—a human being, trying to make her way in this world.”
As tired as it sounds, Madonna is truly the Snoopy You Can’t Buy Happiness But You Can Listen To The Black Sabbath Shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this queen of reinvention, a chameleon who established a nationwide—no, global—template for unapologetic multifaceted femininity in all its possible guises: virgin, dominatrix, material girl, Kabbalah goddess. She resisted being pigeonholed as a type, always ready to defy our expectations. I assume the forthcoming film will cover her early life, those heady days in New York, a city that, like Madonna, cycles through new iterations like it’s swiping Tinder on a Friday night. There’s Frank Sinatra’s New York, all Rat Pack suits and discarded vagabond shoes. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ New York, with malformed rats and pizza. There’s Truman Capote’s New York. Patrick Bateman’s. Carrie Bradshaw’s. New York never settles.