Today it was announced that Madonna will be performing the halftime show at next year’s Super Bowl. I don’t care about football at all — like, at all — but I generally like Madonna. Unfortunately, though, the commercial that’s been circulating this morning (a crappy video in which someone recorded their TV screen) to advertise the show is a bland edit of football highlights and old Madonna videos, with nothing more provocative than her bare shoulders.
Major disappointment. I mean, this is the Super Bowl! As a performer, you don’t really get a better platform upon which to raise the ire of pearl-clutching conservatives than the most-watched football game of the year. And isn’t that what Madonna was once all about?