Susan Seidelman recalls Desperately Seeking Susanby ZaCK, www.absolumentmadonna.fr
Los Angeles Film Festival: Susan Seidelman recalls making ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’
The Los Angeles Film Festival is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Seidelman’s best-known film, the delightful 1985 romantic comedy “Desperately Seeking Susan,” which marked Madonna’s first starring role in a studio feature film.
In a recent interview, Seidelman recalled that Madonna hadn’t hit it big yet when she was cast. But by the time the film was released, she had become the Material Girl.
“I had heard about Madonna. She lived in my neighborhood.
By the time we hit the end of the shoot, her ‘Like a Virgin’ album was just released and suddenly she was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and there was this huge avalanche of attention towards her.
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Ultimately, the movie had to stand up for itself. I think for whatever reason, it caught the zeitgeist of the time. I think that is what people responded to.”