Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Beyonce is on the Cover of September Vogue, She Interviewed Herself Because “No One Else Can”


Beyonce is on the cover of September Vogue. She interviewed herself because no one else can, according to an interview Anna Wintour gave to Well, it’s an as-told-to. You know, we’re not in the journalism game here. This about fantasy.

What we don’t know yet is how big the issue is–did Wintour’s clever whisper campaign about whether she might leave Vogue help drive in ads? BoF doesn’t divulge.

We do know that 23 year old Tyler Mitchell took the pictures and he’s the first African American photographer who’s shot a Vogue cover. (He put a lot of things on her head, and she looks uncomfortable. Carmen Miranda wore it better.)

Wintour, for all her superficial trappings and unwarranted haughtiness, is to be heralded for being very pro-active about putting black models and celebs on the Vogue cover when other magazines have balked.

So we’re not going to learn much about Beyonce, whose image is controlled with a whip and chair.

Here’s a little insight:

“I come from a lineage of broken male-female relationships, abuse of power, and mistrust. Only when I saw that clearly was I able to resolve those conflicts in my own relationship. Connecting to the past and knowing our history makes us both bruised and beautiful.

I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave. I had to process that revelation over time. I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it’s why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time. I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives.”



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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