10 Years Ago: The Britney + Madonna Collab

Photo: (Jive Records)

Photo: (Jive Records)

Can you believe it’s been 10 years since the epic Madonna and Britney Spears epically collaborated on “Me Against The Music”? Yeah, um, we feel old too. Now I’m all “Me Against” the wrinkles on my face and “Me Against” my credit card bills. What I’m not against, though, is how hot Madge and Britney looked in the video while simultaneously breaking gender stereotypes.

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 + Feminist Themes

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Who says women can’t wear pantsuits? In “Me Against The Music,” the daring divas rock the hell out of theirs while 19th century men roll over in their graves. One word, or four rather, come to mind while watching Britney and Madonna work it: HBIC!

 + LGBTQ Themes

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While some critics argue that watching the video is a bit like watching two drunk girls make out for attention, others say it pokes fun at the objectification of women. No matter how you look at it, LGBTQ rights have come a long way since 2003, and Madonna and Britney have both stood up for gay rights. Just this year Madonna donned a Boy Scout uniform at the 2013 GLAAD awards to protest the BSA’s stance on gay members.

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