Desperately Seeking Susan : Why was Susan written to be so skanky? A thief is not a free spirit.

Why was Susan written to be so skanky? A thief is not a free spirit.

Even when I first saw the film when it came out, I was confused. Madonna was the heroine; she was beautiful, cool, fun, resourceful and sexy. But why did the plot require her to be a con artist and thief, someone who hooked up with a mobster, presumably had sex with him, and then robbed him while he slept? Surely there would have been other ways for her to be in possession of the stolen earrings.

Re: Why was Susan written to be so skanky? A thief is not a free spirit.

Well. I know Madonna is a pop star, but the only quality answer I can give you to your question is because that's rock n roll. Rock N Roll!

Re: Why was Susan written to be so skanky? A thief is not a free spirit.

This was the '80s, and that was the decade of excess.

They wanted to show Susan as a rebellious *wild child*.




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Re: Why was Susan written to be so skanky? A thief is not a free spirit.

I would imagine it was to emphasize how polar opposite she was from Roberta. And who says she was a slut? She was young and unmarriedShe was allowed to have sex. If she were a guy and had slept with more than one person she would be considered just sexually activeNot a slut. She's only regarded as a slut because of sexism
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