Madonna And Pop Culture Essay

1391 words - 6 pages

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what ever you believe in, and going after your dreams. -Madonna
Even though she is a big influence other artist have influenced too. Should Madonna be getting all of the fame? Why does everyone look up to her as a big influence? Was she really the biggest influence to Pop Culture?
Madonna Louise Ciccone was born August 16, 1958 to Madonna Louise Ciccone and Silvio Ciccone. Her family was a big strong strict family in the world of Christians. She had to do everything in the name of the father. As growing up Madonna saw herself as being Cinderella and having to take care of everything and clean up after everyone. With having to deal with Madonna’s mom having breast cancer and dying when she was 5 is what influenced her the most with her singing songwriting and dancing. She said that she was determined to make her voice heard. Madonna was a pop-culture goddess starting in 1982. “The biggest reason I was able to express myself and not be intimated was by not having a mother”. “For mothers teach you manners and I absolutely did not learn any of those rules and regulations. (“Madonna”). Madonna rebelled against her traditional upbringing by turning her conservative clothing into revealing outfits, frequenting underground gay night clubs, and rejecting her religious background. Madonna gave birth to her daughter in 1996 named her Lourdes Maria (Lola) Ciccore Leon with her love and personal trainer Carlos Leon. Between 2000 and 2008 she had a son. Madonna stayed resolutely independent. She adopted a boy and girl from Malawi.
Madonna was also known as a “material” girl. She just wants stuff as in material stuff everything she had to touch and feel. In 1992 she took the role of sexual siren to the full extent. She was the first star to be launched on MTV. She made a soft-core pornographic coffee-table book while she is in “erotic” poses. After she produced her soft-core pornographic book she temporarily withdrew from pop music to focus on a film. In 1998 Madonna released her first new material in 4 years Ray of Light. In January 2008 Forbes magazine named her the wealthiest female musician. In terms on image she was more of an ambivalent role model. Her Success showed other women in the industry a clear message of financial control. She was committed to controlling her image and career self. Madonna became head of Maverick a sub diary of Time Warner created by the entertainment giant as part of a $60million deal together. People were influenced by why she wrote, wore, and did in her life and her music life. She wore crucifix jewelry, vampish makeup, torn tights, underwear as outerwear, fishnet stockings, lace lingerie, and fingerless gloves. She loves to show people her kaleidoscope rush of color. She is different because she doesn’t care what people think she just does what makes her happy. When Madonna went solo is when everyone started liking her and her fashion and started really following her. The album...

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