A reflection on over 30 years of material moxie
The sinful "Like a Virgin" wedding dance
Madonna used the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards to pimp out a new song and defile the institution of marriage once and for all. The lapsed Catholic star popped out of a wedding cake, chirped "Like a Virgin," and dared to writhe around on the floor like a horny tabby for minutes on end. The most alluring part? The amount of eye contact she maintains with the camera. The secret thrill of Madonna is not that she insists you watch her; it's that she takes pride in watching you watch her.