If we like our stars to be conflicted, Donna Summer certainly fit the bill.
As her career crested in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, the singer, who died Thursday at the age of 63, was one of the most “out” born-again Christians in the music business, forever reconciling herself with the fact that her career had been founded on a 17-minute musical orgasm.
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In the age of coke, mirror balls, a relentless 4/4 thump-thump and giving yourself over to absolute pleasure, Summer was a non-sensualist who just wanted to sing.
There were moments of tension with a fan base that wanted to preserve her as a disco icon -- especially when she was accused (falsely, she said) of...