Kylie’s sadness, when there is any, comes straight out of the disco era; and, hey, at least we’ve got each other and we’re dancing. She’s a relief from the cult of personal life that has overtaken the world of female singer-songwriters; she’d been in the soap opera already, she didn’t have to turn her own life into one.
Instead Minogue has become a mannequin upon which her fans project grand abstracts like joy, strength, liberation and love. Exactly what they are seeing remains ultimately mysterious to many of us, but there are some simple things at the root of her popularity: graciousness, a rare combination of drive and malleability, and a degree of shrugging, smiling self-sacrifice. All of which have allowed her into the small, golden chamber of public figures who can do no wrong –- which is a great place to be, and otherwise pretty empty from where I’m sitting."
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