Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter claimed that a new film named ‘Blond Ambition’, after her infamous tour of the same name, was in the works, focussing on Madonna’s early days in New York.
According to the entertainment news outlet, the biopic will centre around Madonna as she records her self-titled debut album, which spawned hits including ‘Lucky Star’, ‘Borderline’ and ‘Holiday’, depicting the trials and tribulations she faced during that stage of her life.
However, while a biopic might seem like a cause for ‘Celebration’ (you see what we did there?), it seems the Queen of Pop herself is actually less than thrilled at the prospect of her life story being adapted for the big screen.
Sharing a snap of herself in the 1980s on Instagram, she cryptically said: “Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen.
“Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool.”
She continued: “Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society.”
So, yeah, it’s safe to say this is something she isn’t be giving her blessing to.
Madonna spoke about the various hurdles she had to overcome in her New York days during a poignant speech at Billboard’s Women In Music event last year.
She said: “I stand before you as a doormat. Oh, I mean, as a female entertainer. Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant sexism and misogyny and constant bullying and relentless abuse.
“It was 1979 and New York was a very scary place. In the first year I was held at gunpoint, raped on a rooftop with a knife digging into my throat and I had my apartment broken into and robbed so many times I stopped locking the door. In the years that followed, I lost almost every friend I had to AIDS or drugs or gunshots.”