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The Queens of Pop

The Queens of Pop
No.: 9824
Year: 2011
Run time: 04:00:00
Director: Jean-Alexander Ntivyihabwa, Simone Owczarek, Henrike Sandner, Stefanie Schäfer, Jürgen Schindler, Nicole Kraack, Julie Wessling, Matthias Schmidt, Kai Mierow
Producers: Signed media in co-production with arte
Format: HDTV 16:9


In January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.