I’ll say this much for Logo: In the fledgling cable network’s ongoing quest to snatch the title of Big Gay on Campus from HGTV and Bravo, its enlistment of megahag Madonna (pictured) is a pretty savvy move. I mean, what better way to stop viewers from flipping to Divine Design with Candice Olson than by interspersing 30 of Madge’s videos amid its regularly scheduled programs from now till June 24, right?
On closer inspection, though, there’s a snag in Logo’s carefully woven strategic tapestry: Its online poll to determine the Ultimate Madonna Video somehow omits the new H&M spokesmodel’s crowning clip, ”Bad Girl,’’ a vastly underappreciated single off the 1992 Erotica album. The video casts Madge as Louise Oriole, a troubled executive whose lust for booze and men leads her straight into the path of a serial strangler, and Christopher Walken as the guardian angel who desperately tries to rescue her. That’s my pick, anyhow, but feel free to tell me if my taste is jank (not that you need any encouragement).
So let’s hear it: what’s your favorite Madonna video? And don’t take the easy road, folks – limit yourself to just one.