My Madonna is a reclamation of this cultural iconʼs impact at a particular time for queer communities—in a dark epoch of a burgeoning AIDS crisis. I use mimicry and amateur vocals to deliver the lyrics of the entire album. By doing this I deflate the cultural “popism” of this work, which functioned as escape but are now repositioned to ask if there is any hope for a “Lucky Star” or “Holiday” since their release 30 years ago.

My Madonna
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