Hey, Glee: Popular Struck Madonna's Pose First
Now that Glee's "Vogue" sorta-parody has become a source of viral fixation, it's time to pay dues to the other Ryan Murphy show with a lookalike Madonna tribute: Popular. The beloved '99-'01 WB series featured Melissa Etheridge's ex Tammy Lynn Michaels as high school queen bee Nicole Julian, and during one pep squad rehearsal, Nicole summoned the noir lighting and geometric poses of the Material Guru's gayest (and greatest) video. So how does she measure up to gay-and-great Jane Lynch?
The scale of tribute isn't as grand or precise (Pinstripes? Come on, that's from "Express Yourself"), but the effect is the same. Michaels's cone-caressing abilities may even supersede Lynch's, but they both still qualify as "ladies with an attitude."
Michaels recently rehashed her experience mimicking Madonna in her Hollywood Farm Girl blog: "I remember i was super self-conscious about showing off the 'area above my navel'....and do we need to talk about my tittays in those GIANT CONES?" Yes, we do.