Get Into the Groove

by Eliza C. Thompson

Do you know what happened yesterday? The Madonna: Celebration DVD dropped. Okay, so if you’re not as big of a Madonna fan as I am, you probably weren’t looking forward to this event as much as I was. I had it marked on my calendar: buy Madonna DVD! I didn’t even wait until after work was over — I bought it on my lunch hour and proudly displayed it to my fellow interns upon my return. They were, um, not quite as interested.

But if you are a Madonna fan, then Celebration has all you could ask for. It has two discs full of nearly every video Madonna has ever made, all the way up to this month’s ‘Celebration.’ There’s also a handful of oldies on here that didn’t make it onto her previous DVD releases, including ‘Erotica,’ ‘Into the Groove,’ ‘Who’s That Girl,’ and ‘Burning Up,’ her first video ever. College libraries: order your copies now. Many a women’s studies major will be writing papers on this shiz.

As the proud owner of four other Madonna DVDs, I can say this one definitely gets the award for most comprehensive. You can see her in her early ‘Like a Virgin’ glory, all punked out and covered in bangle bracelets, or skip ahead to the late 90s, when she took on the role of crazy desert witch woman in ‘Frozen.’ And then there’s the glorious ‘Hung Up,’ in which Madge shows off her rockin’ bod in that skimpy fuschia leotard. And then there’s the oft-neglected ‘Die Another Day’ — granted, not the best song, but a pretty sweet video in which Madonna kicks the ass of some sketchy captors (and also beats herself at fencing).

And if you’re not a Madonna fan, then you probably will be after watching even 15 minutes of this collection. Well, maybe stay away from ‘Love Profusion.’ That one seems to have taken a lot of influence from that scene in Contact where Jodie Foster lands on the CGI paradise planet thing, and not in a good way. Come on, you’ve totally seen Contact. You know what I’m talking about.

Above, check out the ‘fan’ version of ‘Celebration,’ starring Madonna’s daughter Lourdes as her mother circa 1984. Can anybody get me the number of whoever does that girl’s eyebrows?

video courtesy YouTube

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