Block your ears, Madonna's Filth and Wisdom film going straight to internet, possibly iTunes

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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?

(via China Daily)

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3 comments

  • MADONNA’s new film is a work of a beginner but has been positively received by the critics, except by those who mechanically turn on their Pavlov’s anti Madonna reflex. This time, those people have been defeated and MADONNA’s considerable talent has been recognised. I hope that the adorable woman will continue her work as Director,as suggested by the london TIMES.

  • MADONNA’s new film is a work of a beginner but has been positively received by the critics, except by those who mechanically turn on their Pavlov’s anti Madonna reflex. This time, those people have been defeated and MADONNA’s considerable talent has been recognised. I hope that the adorable woman will continue her work as Director,as suggested by the london TIMES.

  • Not really newsworthy – the movie was always supposed to be released on the net. It was originally intended to be 20 mins long but was extended to 80 minutes once filming started.
    I’m by no means a Madonna apologist but I don’t understand the bashing she’s getting over this movie – most sites quote from a couple of bad reviews from the Guardian newspaper’s Berlin coverage which contained a lot of inaccuracies and wasn’t up to the Guardian’s normal reporting standards whereas quite a few sites reported being pleasantly surprised by the movie. I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve seen it instead of jumping on the same lame bandwagon of haters.

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