Madonna Releases Short Film For International Women’s Day
Madonna has released a short film called Her-Story in celebration of International Women’s Day. A collaboration between photographers/directors Luigi & Lango and Vogue Germany, the black-and-white extravaganza is dedicated to “all women who fight for freedom!” And she goes for broke. “Welcome to the revolution of love, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny,” the pop icon declares in a voiceover. “Where not just women but all marginalized people where being uniquely different might truly be considered a crime.”
The film begins with Madonna rocking an outfit that falls somewhere between a Nazi officers and Marlene Dietrich, while platinum-blond dancers in sailor suits perform an elaborate interpretative dance in an alley. The action then moves to an underground club where the 58-year-old dances with a woman in a scene reminiscent of The Conformist. Next up is a religious segment, which finds the “Ghosttown” diva wearing a habit-inspired ensemble. She then grows wings and stands on a building in a nod to Wim Wenders. Watch the high-fashion stand against authoritarianism below.