“I’m a bad girl anyway,” Madonna croons on the bridge to her second MDNA single “Girl Gone Wild.” And if the accompanying video is any indication, she’s right. Harkening back to the black-and-white mixture of eroticism and glamor in her iconic “Vogue” visual, the clip (directed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott) features the “Some Girls” diva and a cadre of comely shirtless gentlemen (some in high heels!) getting down with their bad selves (along with some Inception-style gravity defiance). Watch below.
Madonna — “Girl Gone Wild”
When we initially previewed the video, it didn’t look like much except a rehash of past Madonna visuals. But we’re happy to report that we L-U-V the video in full!
Sure, you could call “Girl Gone Wild” reductive for the way it recalls past Madge vids like “Vogue” and “Justify My Love,” but it still feels fresh and has an identity all its own that aligns perfectly with the Material Girl’s signature blend of sex, style, and sophistication. The homoeroticism alone is enough to ensure that Madge certainly hasn’t lost her edge when it comes to pushing those hot buttons.
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