Like A Virgin? Madonna to Lady Gaga

I just posted my latest The Kindlings Muse @ Hales Brewery on the subject, “Like a Virgin? Madonna to Lady Gaga. ” It’s a sprawling, brawling discussion with Jeff Keuss, Kristy Tenant, Jennie Spohr, and Ed Winkle about two very interesting, and in some ways, sad women. (The photo is of Kristy and Jennie dolled up, but they are not the sad women to whom I am referring!).

Both raised Catholic, Madonna said of her youth, I was a “lonely girl who was searching for something. I wasn’t rebellious in a certain way. I cared about being good at something. But I studied and I got good grades…. I wanted to be somebody.” Similarly Lady gag said of her teen years, “I didn’t fit in, and I felt like a freak.”

In college Gaga wrote an 80-page thesis on pop artists Spencer Tunick and Damien Hirst; research that prepared her for her future career focus in “music, art, sex and celebrity,” a description that fits Madonna as well.

Between the two of them they have been the entertainers and guides for millions of young people working their way through adolescence and as you’ll see form the discussion, each processes theology in their work, Lady Gaga most recently in her song Judas, which we discuss in this podcast.


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