January 27th, 2014

Michelle Obama’s Mirror thinks that Madonna…

is beginning to resemble Marlene Dietrich in her later years.


Well, Dietrich did wear suits, including white ones:

Marlene Dietrich

Here Dietrich (who was apparently bisexual) is again in a suit, older this time:


But for the Madonna comparison, I’m thinking that, except for the suit, she looks more like an anorexic Mae West (is that an oxymoron?):




23 Responses to “Michelle Obama’s Mirror thinks that Madonna…”

  1. southpaw Says:

    Or like Sharon Stone at a roundup. The fat chick she’s singing with looks like a woman in our document-control pool. I don’t know her name either.
    well that’s about it for my pointless contribution.

  2. Al Says:

    I guess the bottom line is everyone is going to get old and there is not a damn thing we can do about it.

  3. MOTUS Says:

    I think you nailed it Neo. Mae it is.

    I think I was thrown off because Marlene was supposedly bi-sexual like our material girl, where as Mae – well, let’s just say she strikes me as 100% a man’s woman.

  4. Bob Says:

    She looks like a washed up old drunk cowboy (yes a man) singer from the sixties. They were puffy and pink looking from alcoholism too but they didn’t wear cheap garter-belts at least not on the outside of the their clothing anyway.

  5. Lizzy Says:

    Earlier on the red carpet she wore a black suit and wide-brimmed black hat that reminded me of the scary old guy from Poltergeist. The “grill” on her teeth didn’t help.

    Madonna: http://tinyurl.com/lys9yxg
    Her doppelganger: http://tinyurl.com/bqo43ll

  6. Lizzy Says:

    Neo, thanks for not posting pictures of Beyonce’s performance. Just caught the grinding/twerking clip at Michell’s Mirror link – I’ll take a fully dressed Madonna over that mess.

  7. Charles Says:

    Hey, Madonna’s still got it since so many blogs are STILL talking about her. Isn’t that want she really wants anyway?

  8. MissJean Says:

    Lizzy, someone sent me a picture of that Madonna outfit juxtaposed with the Quaker Oatmeal Man. ;)

  9. KLSmith Says:

    Overall, more like Mae butt I think her nose is more like Marlene’s.
    Hey, MOTUS.

  10. neo-neocon Says:

    KL Smith:

    Mae butt :-)?

  11. Ann Says:

    Maria Riva, Dietrich’s daughter, wrote a book about her mother in 1991. I read some of the book and remember just two things from it: 1) Dietrich early on did her own homemade facelift by sticking pins in the sides of her face close to the hairline and fastening strings to them and then tied those strings behind her ears, 2) she had sex with just about anyone who asked, but never liked sex.

    Riva talked a bit about it with Larry King in 2003:

    KING: Did your mother love any of these lovers?

    RIVA: Yes. When she was with them, she loved them. My mother hated sex and lived in romance.

    KING: Break that down for me.

    RIVA: I’ll break that down for you.

    KING: She hated sex?

    RIVA: You’re a good American man. Yes.

    KING: She hated sex?

    RIVA: Yes.

    KING: But she would perform it a lot with a lot of people.

    RIVA: Well, when she had to. She always said, You have to keep them happy.

  12. KLSmith Says:

    Neo: MOTUS uses butt for but because of you know who’s ample rear end.

  13. Beverly Says:

    Like our grandma would say, she’s “mutton dressed as lamb.”

  14. blert Says:

    INRE Madonna…

    Why wear a girdle on the outside… but not quite?


  15. Conrad Says:

    Madonna is certainly aging in a manner more similar to Dietrich than to Mae West. Mae West was always quite buxom and only grew more so, I believe, as she got older. Dietrich and Madonna were both more slender to begin with and stayed thin their whole lives.

    The similarities don’t end there, either. Both Madonna and Dietrich are (were) cabaret singers of somewhat limited musical skill with a penchant for the avant garde.

  16. Fausta Says:

    What’s with the garter hooks?

    I just don’t get it.

  17. MissJean Says:

    Madonna made her “statement” in the ’80s with underwear as outwear, so I suppose the garter over top is “retro.”

  18. Tonawanda Says:

    I am fascinated by what Ann posts at 11:24 AM, about Dietrich hating sex.

    Madonna has always struck me as being bizarrely sexless (as well as not talented).

    Just to get anecdotal here, I have never, ever heard any man express a sexual interest in Madonna. Paglia has (not personally but as a sexual phenomenon), yes … which might be further evidence (not of sappho, but of sexlessness).

    Since the beginning, Madonna’s face has always looked like she was just released from a concentration camp and was still stunned by the experience.

    If I thought she was satirizing modern society I might think her somewhat interesting, but apparently she is not.

  19. blert Says:

    So it’s “cowgirl up!” then…


    Someone should’ve told her the show has moved on.

  20. neo-neocon Says:


    I have always been puzzled by Madonna’s supposed appeal. She’s always seemed very masculine to me: harsh, cold.

  21. Mac Says:

    That’s interesting, Neo & Tonawanda. I’ve never found her sexually appealing but I thought it was just me–not my type, plus the personality she projected was unappealing. Now that you mention it, though, I’ve never heard anybody at all except pop culture journalists say they thought she was terribly sexy.

  22. SCOTTtheBADGER Says:

    Madonna is starting to look a little tough around the edges.

  23. Jim Kearney Says:

    Chinese Medicine has a saying. “After 40, a woman gets the face she deserves.”. When your supposed “Beauty” is your god, it dies hard and ugly. People like her……..what do they think about on their death bed?

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