n°269/ Barbra Etc.

April 2017

by Nathalie Azoulai

Back in the 60s, Barbra Streisand opened the way to Madonna, Beyoncé and many more to come. At 75, she will publish her memoir in the year and eventually tell us the whole success story of the ugly little girl from Williamsburg. A minority voice drawing other minorities' voices, transforming into various personas, exploring her multi-talented performing skills, becoming her own producer and conquering what only men can conquer without giving a damn of what others may think of this or of that. Her Picasso-like nose claiming her no matter what difference and allowing all the disadvantaged to follow her lead...

 Barbra Streisand