Thursday, July 9, 2009
Director Susan Seidelman knew Madonna from the local club scene before she was famous, dancing at clubs like Danceteria and Paradise Garage.
Allowing Madonna to express the role in her own way turned out to be a very wise move. Desperately Seeking Susan was rush released for the Easter season and earned an unexpected $16 million dollars.
Madonna had considerable control over the roll: She did her own hair and make-up,supplied her own wardrobe, and injected Susan with her own brand of confidence.
The film has 2 taglines...
"Roberta is desperate to be Susan.Susan is wanted by the mob. The mob finds Roberta instead."
"A life so outrageous it takes 2 women to live it."