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35 years ago we met Susan. Cinematic history was made.


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35 years ago. Orion pictures released Desperately seeking Susan. Madonna was billed technically as the supporting character.  Film was supposed to be R Rated. But orion trimmed it to a PG-13 film to add the market of Madonna's teen audience.

 

This is one of her biggest film successes. 

 

The fifth highest grossing film of 1985. At that time was the highest grossing independent film by a female director. Overtaken by Twilight. 

 

Into the Groove was not included on the soundtrack due to Sire records and Warner bros  not wanting to over expose their biggest star. Madonna was the top act of 1985 according to billboard. This is also the height of the Madonna wannabe craze as The susan fashion was what Madonna was wearing by Maripol. 

 

The film scene at the club and the credits used the demo version of into the groove. 

 

Stephen bray said the vocal was done in one take. We just changed some of the music production. But vocally the song was perfect. 

 

Susan Seidelmam had to say this about the production of Susan.

 

"MADONNA  was very much anonymous when we began. Few hits. But not huge. By November we had to hire security and guards to keep press and fans a distance. In short of two month's. She literally became the biggest thing. And you couldn't stop it."

She deserved an oscar for this role and into the groove. 

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