As Britain's first and so far only female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher often found herself under the glare of showbiz lights.
Though she herself was not an actress.
Thatcher, who died after a stroke on Monday, has been portrayed - and in some cases lampooned - throughout the years in film, TV and music. (Even her daughter Carol Thatcher entered the pop culture zeitgeist in 2005 when she won the very popular British show "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!")
Here are just a few examples:
In a statement, Streep called Thatcher “a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics."
"It is hard to imagine a part of our current history that has not been affected by measures she put forward in the UK at the end of the 20th century," Streep continued. "I was honored to try to imagine her late life journey, after power; but I have only a glancing understanding of what her many struggles were, and how she managed to sail through to the other side. I wish to convey my respectful condolences to her family and many friends.”
To read more about her influence on pop culture, check out Flare and fury: How artists lambasted Margaret Thatcher.
Oh and they make fun of her in the musical Billy Elliott. There's a whole song mocking her called "Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher." It's freaking hilarious.
she was in a parady of MAD
called Iron Giant Lady LOLZ
I see no joy, I see only sorrow, I see no chance of your bright new tomorrow, so stand down Margaret, stand down please
JUST RECEIVED A LETTER FROM AN EMELY FROM UTAH ABOUT LOANS–WHICH IS BEING INVESTIGATED...
This article misses Thatcher's biggest contribution to pop culture, her influence on British music in the 80's. She made pretty much all pop stars become tax exiles, forcing them to retreat to a wide range of exotic locales. This added to the undercurrents of darkness and tension in so much synthpop. Without the time spent in the skeezy underbelly of per-Giuliani New York, Soft Cell wouldn't be the Soft Cell we know. Without stints in Monserrat, southern France, and Australia, Duran Duran would be quite a bit different. Margaret Thatcher chased away art, and in doing so, made it that much better.
More directly, plenty of acts that stayed in Britain wrote songs criticizing Mrs. Thatcher, especially in response to the Falklands War.
The Crass – "How Does It Feel to Be The Mother of a Thousand Dead?"
Elvis Costello – Shipbuilding
time to go for some more recognition for HIM inside.....kapeesh
not my homey...he blos goats
when he smokes the crack. Stretch is cray-cray.
no there babe
try duct tape.
Best Course of Action
It really does look like her doesn't it !
get it now? thanks
"Sarah Palin announces her candidacy for president of the United States" This is the headline I most wished for in 2011. Palin has the potential to eclipse the golden age of political comedy provided to comedians by George W. Bush. Her gaffes and missteps have secured her a place in the Dan Quayle political comedy museum.
Who can forget Palin referring to the fighting in Libya as a "squirmish" - a word which sends my spell check into an endless loop. Or Palin sharing her foreign policy prowess with the comment: "But obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies."
And just a few months ago, she gave us this comedy classic: Paul Revere warned the British during the Revolutionary war.
Ahh...I get a bit misty thinking about what could have been if Sarah ran for President.
Don't get me wrong, from a comedic point of view, 2011 was a pretty good year, but I think we all can agree that it could have been funnier.
Spring time is nice. Sometimes when we are outside you can smell the flowers. That is a nice happy smell.
Flowers smell gay. They make the gayest smell really. Soon it will be May when flowers are at their most gay.
GOOD DOGGIE STRETCH PANTS GLAMOUR GIRL......BAAAAAAAAWAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAA
Cruelty is a beetch and a sickness.....go margaret
Was she from Mexico? I like Mexican peoples. They make awesome tacos and burritos.
you made a note right?
Old Mag's was the INTELLIGENT (though cruel) Sara P of her time.
stretch pants are out
Palin is awesome and wonderful. She looks like a stewardess in a p orn movie. That is cool.
Her glasses look hot. Like a n aughty librarian or n aughty teacher. Or stewardess. We need a president like her – one fun to look at.
When she is elected our next president, America should put Sarah Palin up on a pedestal as a shining beacon to the world, an example of what Freedom truly is and how a woman in the 21st century can become the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. This pedestal should be high enough that we can look up her dress (be sure to wear goggles so you don't get sand in your eyes).
She needs a boob job.
You just want a chance to touch a boob..
A few years ago Sarah Palin tried to arrange a meeting with Thatcher and was told to hit the road. Bwahahhahahahha !
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