On March 16 2001, MTV and VH1 networks announced that Madonna’s new video for What It Feels Like For A Girl would be broadcast only once on March 20 at 11:30 pm because of the controversy over its violent content.
Madonna later released What It Feels Like For A Girl as a DVD single.
Madonna biographer Andrew Morton had this to say about the video:
“The video is entirely consistent with the themes that she has been exploring for the last twenty years, namely the relationship between the sexes, the ambiguity of gender, and the unresolved conflict, for women in a patriarchal society of being fully female and sexual while exercising control over their lives.”
What It Feels Like for a Girl-Among the more thought provoking rock songs of 21st Century!-by anyone for that matter! Madonna delivers!
I remember setting my vcr to record this. We went to the bar and they played it live on all the video screens. Everyone was watching. I never understood why this was considered so controversial. I thought it was brilliant. Despite the Richie factor