Madge is back with another video, and aside from the obvious "damn she looks GOOD!" comment I could make, I'll point out that the video for "Girl Gone Wild" is definitely a step up from the fun-but-kinda-weird "Give Me All Your Luvin'." For me, the oddness of the latter video could be attributed to the grating misspelling of "loving," but also because focuses on a topic that's not dear to my heart--football. (I understand it was a tie-in with her Super Bowl performance, but still.) But this latest video is pure Madonna. Meaning it’s sexy, badass, and very cool. It’s a tinge strange for a 53-year-old woman to refer to herself as a "girl gone wild,” but if anyone can get away with it, she can.
Featuring Eastern European dance sensation Kazaky, "Girl Gone Wild" is acrobatic, erotic, and reminiscent of Madge’s earlier work (e.g., 1992's "Erotica"). It's filmed in heavily contrasted black and white, but the difference between this and some of her earlier B&W videos is the techno-y, futuristic vibe. I love the impeccably sultry shot of her smoking a cigarette, and it’s probably not kosher to say it’s crazy-hot because Smoking Isn't Cool, Guys, but it's crazy-hot.
If you're a-cravin' some Madonna and can't wait until MDNA drops, check out Madonna & Me, a just-released collection of essays about her influence and effect on the contributors' lives. They'll be reading their essays and telling other stories related to Madonna's songs tomorrow night at (Le) Poisson Rouge in NYC.