"The truth of the matter is, juvenile sexy just doesn’t work when you’re
old—not because you’re not sexy anymore, but because you have a mature
sexiness. And not only that, your sexiness is just one dimension of your
character. Your beauty is so much more. You have other advantages, and
you don’t have to rely on the batting eyes, the tight skirts, or, as in
Madonna’s case, the random creepy kisses—and whatever else she’s willing
to do—to exercise power or to express yourself."