We normally leave fluffy stories involving blond popstars up to our friends at Shiny Shiny, but in that instance, I just can’t resist poking fun at Madonna, with the news her film is going…straight to the internet!
She claims that her directorial debut Filth and Wisdom is bypassing the cinema because she is “a beginner so I think I should start off in an understated way. Just because I’m established in one field doesn’t mean that’s how I should approach anything else I do”. As much as she insists she doesn’t want her reputation as a pop goddess to give her an advantage over other film makers, the film got slated after it was premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last week.
“I’ve been speaking to iTunes about releasing it through them. I want the most amount of people to see the film as possible. I don’t do anything conventionally.”
At least she’ll be in good company releasing her film exclusively online, as in November of last year, Purple Violets, starring Edward Burns, was the first feature-length film to debut on iTunes. Although my guess would be that his will do considerably better than Madonna’s. Has anyone seen Swept Away?