People: Aug. 13, 2001

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE FOR A GUY TOY

Hard to feel sympathy for MADONNA--not that she'd want you to. Last week she was hit by concert-canceling laryngitis, reviews of her Drowned World tour haven't been great, and some fans are complaining that she's been too heavily influenced by British director-husband GUY RITCHIE. Now comes word that Ritchie is remaking Swept Away, the 1974 Lina Wertmuller film, in which Mrs. Ritchie will play the rich, spoiled woman marooned on an island with her grunt-for-hire, who turns the tables by deeply humiliating her. In one scene, he forces her to wash his underpants...

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