Who could forget Madonna’s legendary 1984 VMA performance of “Like A Virgin”? You remember: the one where she dressed up like a randy bride in a Boy Toy belt and a wedding dress that felt more like the underpinnings of a regular wedding dress and then proceeded to lay down and consummate her marital relationship with the stage.
What does Madonna’s VMA performance have to with a cat? Not much, but everything has to do with cats when you blatantly get a cat involved. Which is why we — the same people who brought you dogs dressed like Cher and Lady Gaga in her VMA meat dress — called upon a gifted cat name Mona to dress up like a cat version of Madonna and recreate Her Madgesty’s iconic “Like A Virgin” VMA performance — cat-sized wedding cake and all — in today’s VMA animal reenactment.
(Credit, all cat photos: Michele Crowe/ MTV)
Mona the cat’s version of “Like A Version” is far tamer (get it? tame?) than Madonna’s but no less inspired. Upon descending the cat-sized wedding cat, Mona pauses (or PAWS-ES? GET IT?), gives the camera a silent Blue Steel stare (WERQUE!) and then calmly descends the cake staircase, arriving at the kitty VMA stage, then finishing her performance with the decision to nap. (That’s vintage cat right there.) Because being Madonna is exhausting (all that yoga and clean eating!). And because sometimes you’re just plain tuckered out.
And seriously, a round of applause for Mona. She was the sweetest cat maybe possibly of all time (um, I kinda know what I’m talking about when it comes to cats), and I was a little afraid I’d get kicked off the set for cooing over her like a wackadoo. If cats could roll their eyes she probably would’ve rolled them at me for fawning so unabashedly in her little kitty face. But really, could you blame me? SHE’S ADORABLE AND DRESSED LIKE MADONNA!! For real though, I’d give this cat a Moonman if I could.
Watch a cat dressed in a wedding dress reenact Madonna’s 1984 VMA performance of “Like A Virgin,” and watch a dog in a dog version of Lady Gaga’s meat dress and little meat hat accept a VMA from a little dog version of Cher. And Stay tuned for more VMA animal reenactments!
CHECK OUT MORE PHOTOS OF CAT MADONNA AFTER THE JUMP!
Mona doesn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day.
Mona the cat, probably wondering if they’ll let her keep the Boy Toy belt after the shoot.
Mona on the monitor. Her fear is fading fast.
Mona the Madonna cat in the foreground, demanding quiet on the set.
Watch the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards live from Nokia Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV and MTV.com. Catch the live preshow at 8 p.m. ET/PT and cast your votes for Best New Artist up until the show airs!