Madonna’s take on hall-of-famer Emile Griffith
According to today’s Sun, Madonna, the Queen of Pop, aka the Material Girl, plans on directing her first feature film, called â€œBlade To The Heat, which will focus on the fatal Emile Griffith-Benny Paret fight at Madison Square Garden in 1962.
Madonna’s production company, Maverick Entertainment, has thrown its weight behind the project, and “Blade To The Heat,” while definitely a boxing flick, will also deal with the ambiguities of Griffith’s sexuality, which played a part in the ring death of Paret, and which no doubt piqued Madonna’s interest.
The outing will be Madonna’s first time behind the camera. Her in front of the camera credits include Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), A League Of Their Own (1992), Dick Tracy (1990), Evita (1996), and the remake of Swept Away (2002), a flop produced and directed by her husband Guy Ritchie.
In addition to the above, Madonna’s concert films, The Virgin Tour (1985), Blond Ambition (1990), Truth or Dare (1991), and The Girlie Show (1993), not to mention her lip-lock with Britney Spears in 2005, establish her bona fides when it comes to exploring the outer limits of what it means to be polymorphous perverse.