By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto
Forced to relinquish her status as pop music’s sexual icon—a spot currently occupied by the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry—Madonna has not been content to rest on her laurels, focusing her creative efforts into various outlets. Recently, she got the idea to co-write a movie, which after debuting at the Berlin Film Festival, has been snatched up by various distributors for European and Australian markets.
However, according to Deadline, domestic rights have not been sold yet (although that may be due to a deliberate choice on the part of all those involved).
The film, entitled “W.E.,” is a romance involving a young woman who obsesses over the story of King Edward the VIII and his love for Wallis Simpson, a married American woman. It will be interesting to see how this story plays out for audiences, as it was recently dramatized in “The King’s Speech,” with both King Edward the VIII and Simpson portrayed in a less than flattering manner.
While a few have already seen the film, the rest of us remain unaware of Madonna’s talents as a screenwriter. Perhaps she can pull it off, but with no previous indication that she knows what she’s doing in this arena, we should all be a little skeptical of her abilities for the time being.