FEN Guide (Japan)

The article appears on page 8 to 15. Only parts of the article are written here but there is more about Cyndi in the article.

This has been typed by Keiko Akiba.


Cyndi & Madonna; They're So Unusual

I started singing for a living because when I sing I really do feel free. I had the desire to show them like ripping open your shirt like Isadora Duncan and saying, "Here I am."    -Cyndi Lauper-

In another part of the article:


I'm glad to have a girl-following, because I want to encourage them. I try to be get strength and courage and purpose, I want to show a new woman.


How can you criticize a woman for having a sexuality when men for years and years have been singing about nothing else? Madonna's just doing her thing. My thing happens to be different. Women have a sexuality that shouldn't be suppressed.


We get talking about rock pygmies that live underground and come up for wampanini juice, so I say to myself, "This must be the kind of new manager I need."

She's Just Doing Her Thing

Cyndi Lauper and Madonna are reiventing pop's feminine mystique with hot videos and wild styles.


Cyndi Lauper and Madonna have a lot in common. Both sport shocks of wild hair, dress in mix-and mismatch and fleasale fashion and project cartoon images of themselves. But the similarities end there. When Cyndi Lauper screams out "Money Changes Everything" as an accusation and exorcism - there's a tone of touygh-minded worldliness that's far removed from the pompons and helpless pining of a Connie Francis.


Madonna has managed to make shattered taboos into a new foundation for old stereotypes. Lauper by contrast, has successfully used the resources of rock to project the image of a new woman. The most encourageing of all though may simply be the sheer variety of music, and of role models, now available. The woman making a living in rock today include pinups and daredevils, cynics and dreamers, a few honest voices and a lot of pretty faces, just like the man. Despite the sexual exploitation and prejudices that remain, that's a rough kind of parity - and long overdue.

Follow us


  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

Lauperland is dedicated, with love, to



True Colors United Co-Founder

Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee

Tony™ Award Winner

Grammy™ Awards Winner

Emmy™ Award Winner

Billboard Icon Award Winner

NY Times Best-selling Author

MTV Video Music Awards Winner

American Music Awards Winner

© 1995-2021 Cyndi Lauper, Lauperland and Page After Page unless otherwise stated. Music, videos, photographs, artwork and text are copyright their respective owners. All content is provided for information and commentary only. If your work appears here and you wish to be credited, please click here. All rights reserved.

Terms of Use

Privacy Policy