Watch the Trailer for Madonna's New (Panned) Movie
Two trailers for W.E., Madonna's oddly titled feature film, have hit the web. Critics savaged it on its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The Guardian, in a very British flourish, called it a "primped and simpering folly, the turkey that dreamed it was a peacock" and gave it one star. And so Madonna's directing career continues on its ill-fated course like some unstoppable natural disaster.
For context, W.E. is about the controversial 1930s romance of King Edward VIII and American divorcee Wallis Simpson, and a New York trophy wife who becomes obsessed with them decades later. Judging by the trailer, W.E. delivers the unique awkwardness - crisp visuals, comically wooden dialogue - that we've come to expect from Madonna films. Let's hope her upcoming album is better.
Here's the first, shorter trailer.
Watch the second trailer AFTER THE JUMP.