Virginia Heffernan of Slate reviewed the MTV Video Music Awards and spoke about the “orgy of duets” and of course the Madonna kiss with Britney Spears. “Madonna had come as the man—the sugar daddy, maybe, twirling the little girls, keeping them in line, and finally kissing Spears,” Heffernan said. “She also kissed Aguilera, to be fair, but the camera barely registered it, and we all know that Madonna has long leered at Britney. Britney swooned into the kiss, her mouth soft. The small thrill of this kiss was real to me because, though girls making out with girls is an old party stunt, this time it came off as female lechery: over muscled, rich, landed matriarch Madonna (in tails, no less) praying on sweetie Spears, who (in wedding white) hasn’t even had a first marriage yet.” Read more.
Madonna Kisses A Rebuttal To Justice Scalia’s Rebuttal?
August 29, 2003 – Mo Rocca of Comedy Central was on ‘Live From…’ on CNN on Friday to chat with host Heidi Collins about the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday night, and again weighed in on the Madonna kisses with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. He said, “… first of all say I thought the evening was surprisingly flat. I was hoping for something more in the spirit of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1977 ‘Oui’ interview. In fact at moments I became so bored I kept going back to that interview. I have it on microfiche, so I can access it at any time. The — I suppose the Madonna, Britney, Christina kiss in their mock sort of wedding little setup there was the big highlight for everybody. This was Madonna, once again, being political. This was her rebuttal to Justice Scalia’s rebuttal to the Texas Supreme Court decision. Sort of her way of stepping out there and making a statement.” Read more.