October 23, 2002

To See or Not To See

Tonight, I'm pondering going to see the new Guy Ritchie/Madonna movie Swept Away, but I'm afraid... You see, I've been a Madonna fan since I was 10 years old. Even when I was listening to GBH and Minor Threat, my allegiance to Madonna did not falter. That was until I made the mistake of seeing Body of Evidence. Wow. That was one bad movie. And, combined with the release of her "Sex" book, and her not-that-great album Erotica, I was so underwhelmed by her whole scene, I just sort of lost interest. Not completely, but it was touch-and-go there for awhile. But then the aptly named Ray of Light album was released, and all was well again.

And now the frightening-looking Swept Away is out in theaters. I'll have to admit, I've been "swept away" by the less than positive film reviews. I'm afraid I'm going to see the movie and be so offended by the performance that I would shut down my fandom yet again. This has been compounded by the fact that I've seen the original, and the role is quite a task. Arghhh... I'm battling this out right now. To see or not to see, that is the question.

I have to see it... who am I kidding? So what if it's bad?!? I actually quite liked Shanghai Surprise (yeah, when you were 13, julie!!). Ugh. Decisions, decisions. Okay, well, I'm going to see it. There's no stopping me now. I'll report on it tomorrow, or when I recover, whichever is later.


posted by julie at October 23, 2002 10:00 AM


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