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Madonna: Innocence Lost

Innocence Lost is A Guilty Pleasure!

(Edit) 08/10/2019

It’s the first time someone had the nerve to portray the Madonna story on film, naturally she did not approve.

Terumi Matthews is great as a young Madonna determined to make the world know her name.

At a glance it looks like TV movie to watch when nothing else is on, then it pulls you in with a good script, great acting and the pacing is just right.

It’s far from the whole truth, a more recent movie ‘Madonna & The Breakfast Club’ is more honest and factual, it’s a reminder that she really did come from being starving, penniless & living in roach infested apartments.

She knew what she wanted and went for it full throttle, created her own image, co wrote songs, played instruments in bands and did gigs in bars before earning herself the ‘Queen of Pop’ and Icon status she has today.

It’s often humorous, cheeky and entertaining, with auditions and brief performances bursting with energy and attitude, none of these are actually early Madonna songs, if only! ‘Much Too Much’ and even ‘Strut’ are great.

Even if you’re not a Madonna fan, if you like rags-to-riches tales - this is great.

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Personal Services

A British Classic.

(Edit) 29/09/2019

Julie Walters heads a talented and quirky cast of unforgettable characters in this hilarious and often outrageous comedy loosely inspired  by a real events involving an alleged suburban brothel.

A tongue in check tale of how to make a living offering a personal service to those who need it but can’t get it at home, the British attitudes towards sex and the road to self discovery.

Sharply witty and equally poignant, prepare to laugh, be moved, cringe and then laugh until you choke by the climax.

Rediscover this forgotten gem. If you enjoyed ‘Wish You Were Here’ or ‘Rita Sue & Bob Too’ you will love this.

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