Madonna tries to shock in revealing lingerie but x-rated performance is a turn off

Madonna Louise Ciccone was a real pioneer,  she smashed up boundaries in her fingerless lace gloves and in doing so laid the  foundations for today’s fierce female singers.

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicky Minaj, Kesha;  they all owe their careers to the trained dancer’s determination to be  successful as a real female artist rather than a singing doll.

Madonna was one of the first mainstream  female entertainers to encourage women to own their bodies; not to be unashamed  of their sexuality but to celebrate it.

Too much: Madonna's revealing costume in Miami was perhaps a step too far...

Too much: Madonna’s revealing costume in Miami on Monday  showed more of her than anyone ever needed to see; it’s a look she’s worked for  over 20 years and it could be time to stop

When she paraded around in that now  iconic  conical bra, she was the epitome of female strength, sexiness and power; and her  millions of female fans loved it.

But what was once groundbreaking is  becoming  a tired old shock tactic at the hands of the very woman who  empowered a  generation.

Now 54, Madonna’s decision to parade  her  admittedly fantastic body in skimpy lingerie on stage seems more  like the act  of an aging dame trying to persuade the world she’s still  got it than an  entreaty to empowerment.

This trend reached an apogee on Monday in  Miami when she revealed a view that only her gynecologist should really be privy  to.

Undignified: Madonna should still perform, and she should dress up but as she nears 60, this kind of thing needs to stop

Undignified: Madonna should still perform, and she  should dress up but as she nears 60, this kind of thing needs to stop

Enough is enough: Madonna's Miami leg of her MDMA show saw her shock tactics taken too far

Enough is enough: Madonna’s Miami leg of her MDMA show  saw her shock tactics taken too far

Old hat: Madonna's sexy look was ground-breaking and empowering twenty years ago but now it's just over exposed

Old hat: Madonna’s sexy look was ground-breaking and  empowering twenty years ago but now it’s just over exposed

Her thong, which was seemingly placed over  flesh coloured knickers, had ridden up underneath fairly  translucent fishnet  tights and her satin basque offered little in the  way of protection.

It made for an undignified sight; and an  unnecessary one because Madonna would look good in a bin bag, and  while nobody  expects her to be giving Gaga a run for her money: the  imagination’s the limit.

It doesn’t help that given her  millions in  the bank, Madonna at 54 can afford the best treatments and  trainers to maintain  a body and face a million miles away from fans of  the same age and even  younger.

X-rated: The outfit even involved sheer panels on the bra but we've all seen Madonna's body so frequently it's nothing shocking

X-rated: The outfit even involved sheer panels on the  bra but we’ve all seen Madonna’s body so frequently it’s nothing shocking

Great shape: Madonna looks fantastic but she'd look as great in any other stage costume

Great shape: Madonna looks fantastic but she’d look as  great in any other stage costume

Theatrical: Madonna's show still ticks all the boxes and has been a smash hit, even with ex-husband Sean Penn who caught in LA

Theatrical: Madonna’s show still ticks all the boxes and  has been a smash hit, even with ex-husband Sean Penn who caught in LA

Chasing unrealistic ideals of youth  and  fitness puts her at odds with those who grew up with her music, she  might well  sing ‘don’t go for second best’ to them still but they  now know by looking at  her that they probably will have to do just that.

Her controversial Sex book was released  twenty years ago and in the two decades that have elapsed, the  mainstream has  become so sexualised it would hardly raise an eyebrow.

And that’s the sad thing about  Madonna now,  once upon a time she’d have known instinctively what would  be the most shocking  thing to do in this day and age… and that’s to  cover up.

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