Dressed in black with an old-style blonde ‘do, the 55-year-old recording artist was barely visible in the darkened Walter Reade Theatre at Lincoln Center. But the glow of her cell phone lit her black lace gloves, as they flicked out message after message, as Page Six reported.
When another member of the audience asked her to stow the phone, Madonna apparently snapped back boldly. “It’s for business … enslaver,” she supposedly said.
Maybe this was a veiled pun, relating to the screening in process. The film is about a freed slave, who is subsequently sold back into enslavement. The cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Brad Pitt.
C’mon. Even devoted fans have to ask.
Did Madonna push our love over the borderline with her mid-movie missives?
And who was the Material Girl texting, anyway? It’s more than likely, whoever it was, that he or she wasn’t texted for the very first time and wouldn’t ask, “Who’s that girl?”
And, if Madonna’s Papa won’t preach about the impoliteness of texting before the credits roll, then she’s likely to continue expressing herself electronically in all sorts of venues.
Maybe movie theater texting will soon be in vogue, anyway.
But for now, most folks dub it inconsiderate, discourteous, or simply gauche. So will Madonna take a bow now, or is she still texting? Maybe it’s time she hung up the phone, at least in the cinema. The pop star may have appeared in a few movies, but this is one playground that must be shared - from Soho to Chicago.
Please stow the cell, Madonna.
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