Why Is It So Hard To Love?

Why is it so hard to love? from I Will Meet Madonna on Vimeo.

I couldn’t control myself to finish editing this video before to see Madonna this Saturday, in Prague. I think it’s already becoming cliche to mention that every video is getting more difficult and elaborated to make. This one was recorded last Sunday in Panama City Panama and in Tel Aviv, last June.

Those guys who are dancing with me are my colleagues and friends! Extra Special thanks to Phil, Andrea, Phoebe and Logan. Guys you are great!!! They believe in Equality and also that I will meet Madonna :) The funny thing is that my friend Phil, who is dancing on pink shirt, was quite hesitating to participate. After recording he said: ” Fabio, I never thought I could say that but it was really nice to participate of your video. I had lots of fun and it requires lots of energy”. The landscape in Panama was amazing and it looks like a fake background.

Back to Tel Aviv, the guy who plays my boyfriend is an Israeli guy who I met there and agreed to help me with my campaign :) I went to Israel one week before the Pride and it was quite nice to see the whole city decorated with the diversity/gay flag :) For me it was quite surprising to see how the government in Tel Aviv was supporting it.

This was my 39o video so far. I think I will contact The Guinness Book of Records to include me there for sure. Madonna, let me record my 40o video with you.

Guys pray for me! Why is it so hard to love?

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Nothing Fails (It Coexists)

Nothing Fails (It Coexists) from I Will Meet Madonna on Vimeo.

Peace should be something reachable just with love. Unfortunately, what we’ve seen through the years is that people misunderstand the concept of peace. Misunderstandings, power, war, hate and death. The worst is to see that many wars happen for no acceptance of other people believes. Because of religion. When actually, all religions spread the message of love, compassion and peace. I don’t believe that my God is bigger or smaller than yours. I just believe that there is a God inside of me named love.

I recorded this video in 3 different cities: Jerusalem, Rome (Vatican City actually) and Amsterdam. The funny thing is that I thought that in Amsterdam people would be more open to shake my hand. I was wrong. Nowadays, independent of where we can be, this fear feeling surrounds us. Apparently people are afraid of giving a hand to someone and be cheated, robbed or killed. Everything can start just with a handshake, as a deal. A deal that hands are made to build, not to destroy.

And my hands were almost stopped by cuffs: in the 3 cities I recorded the video the police/army came to me to find out what I was doing. In the Vatican, I said I was praying. Same in Jerusalem (especially there). In the end, “He who sings,” said St. Augustine, “prays twice.” :) Only in Amsterdam I said I was recording a video to promote the peace. I have even invited the police guys to shake my hand and they allowed me to finish it.

I would like to thank some hands which have helped me with this video. The first one is from my work colleague Samer, who interpreted the Arabian man. He was really afraid and reluctant to be part of the video. In the end, after some weeks of negotiation, he accepted the challenge and has recorded it with me on HIS BIRTHDAY. Not even the famous rain of Amsterdam stopped us. In the end, there is no bad weather for peace. We can always bring the sun to other people lives.

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Unapologetic Bitch in Traffic Jam

Unapologetic Bitch in Traffic Jam from I Will Meet Madonna on Vimeo.

Last month, I was really bothered in the middle of a traffic jam in Switzerland. So, I asked my sister to start recording my unapologetic behavior in the middle of the cars. We stayed there for some hours, but in the end I had fun and not apologizing to anyone there.

Talking about my inspiration, I still need to wait for almost 2 months to see Madonna in Prague. I will go to both concerts there and afterwards Stockholm, Antwerpen and Amsterdam. And I’m not sorry, I wish I could follow her in the whole european leg of her tour. But my bank account doesn’t allow me that…

In the meantime, I continue with my dream, traveling around the world and being an unapologetic bitch recording my videos. This one so far is the 37th one… If I won’t meet Madonna, for sure I will be at least in the Guinness Book of Records..

Anyway, now next time you will be in a traffic jam, you know what you are going to do right?

Wish me could luck bitches!!!

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You will feel my heartbeat too

“Heartbeat” is indeed one of my favorite Madonna songs. I always wanted to make a video for it but I was quite reluctant. First of all because I’m not a good dancer and this song requires twerking, shaking, my butt getting down…Second, I was a little bit ashamed (???) in trying to dance like this.

So last summer I’ve been to Greece, got a little bit drunk and started to record this video.But 2 months ago, after a last minute trip to Thailand, I’ve decided to finalize it there and the result is what you see.

I remember when I went to record with the tigers, the guy from “Tiger Kingdom” in Phuket asked me if I would like to have the small, the medium or the biggest tiger. I asked for the most dangerous…I was drunk, maybe, and got quite scared in few moments that I was interacting with the cat. But I survived and went to record more footage with the elephant :) The only bad thing about it was when he sneezed all over me. I had to continue to record the video totally covered of elephant snot :P

And finally, since I was in Thailand, I should act like a kick-boxer. The inspiration came also from Madonna boxer phase, during Hard Candy years… The funny thing was that the people on the street thought that I was a professional kick-boxer promoting a fight (???).

In the end, this video represents my current mood: I close my eyes, whatever I can be, and start to dance just following my heartbeat. And I don’t care if other people is going to think that I’m crazy or not. I’m happy.

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You can’t hurt me now!

Oh Father Stop With the Prejudice! from I Will Meet Madonna on Vimeo.

Homophobia, prejudice, ignorance. More than synonymous, these words show that our society can still live in the pre-history. Homophobia is crime and prejudice is stupid! This video was inspired in young gays being spanked in Russia just because they are gays!

It took me almost 2 years to finalize this video. The first difficulty was to wait for the snow here in Amsterdam and have a similar atmosphere like that one from the original video “Oh Father”. The second one was to convince a funeral home to allow me to record it inside a coffin. After months of negotiation and with the support of the Brazilian Television “TV Diário”, I finally did. The only problem is because my MP3 player was without “Oh Father” and I started to sing remembering the pace and melody of the song. The make up woman who prepares dead people there said that it was the first time that she saw someone alive in a coffin, but that in the end, found it really cool :)

The other challenge was to convince my work colleagues (and also friends) to spank me until kill me. When I first came with the proposal, they started to laugh and asked if I was crazy. Afterwards, I explained the real intention of the video (a part of meeting Madonna) and convinced them. Special thanks to Ronald Saavedra, his wife Leticia Lazcal, my friend Hans Gehring and Frans Hollander.

Finally, I should wait for a sunny day at the homomonument in Amsterdam. And my friend Matteo Mac, who is also finishing the documentary “Mad for Madonna”, was the one who captured my homage at this which is considered one of the most important monuments about Equality in the world.

The monument is a memorial in the centre of Amsterdam. It commemorates all gay men and lesbians who have been subjected to persecution because of their homosexuality. Opened on September 5, 1987, it takes the form of three large pink triangles made of granite, set into the ground so as to form a larger triangle, on the bank of the Keizersgracht canal, near the historic Westerkerk church.

The Homomonument was designed to “inspire and support lesbians and gays in their struggle against denial, oppression and discrimination.” It was the first monument in the world to commemorate gays and lesbians who were killed by the Nazis.

The idea of a permanent memorial to gay and lesbian victims of persecution dated from 1970, when gay activists were arrested for attempting to place a lavender wreath at the National War Memorial (Netherlands) on Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam. The wreath was removed by police and denounced as a disgrace.

A monument in memory of LGBT victims of repression and persecution was dedicated in Barcelona, Spain in 2011. It was modeled after the Homomonument.

A human being is a life, a gift. Respect your brother, spread love. PEACE!

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2 Years of Love – Open Your Heart to Me, Madonna!

It has been exactly 2 years that I launched this website. I have made so far 35 videos and I still have some surprises to bring to you guys.

I’ve been in London 2 weeks ago to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Like a Prayer :) After 9 hours of non-stop dancing, I’ve decided to collaborate with Madonna’s #artforfreedom project and walk around the city trying to open the heart of some people.

Although you’ve seen around 110 hugs on the video, I’ve hugged around 150 people in a really cold London. My throat is still suffering after I’ve decided to keep myself warm with other people hugs.

In a certain point a police man came to me and told me that I could be arrested for “sexual assault”. I said: “What?”. He replied: “I can see your good intentions, but what it can be seen as simple hug by you can be considered as rape for some people”. Well, I’ve never seen someone being raped with love. Love is patient!

The trip to London has also given me the opportunity to meet the amazing Charlie Hides (check his videos on his Youtube channel). Charlie was so kind and friendly accepting to be part of this video. If I didn’t hug his Madonna’s impersonator, at least I had the opportunity to interact with the gorgeous Laquisha Jonz.

My special thanks also to my big friend Alessandra Murgia and to Diego Giuliarini who had the patience to record me in London (and also helped me to escape from some upset people) :)

Are you with me?

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Sorry from a Drag Cat

Miaura is her name! She is my cat.

Actually Miaura is he. But she (he) was castrated in 2009 and since then became the first Drag Queen Cat in the world.

Miaura has even given TV interviews in Brazil and is famous between the local Drags.

Plus, she has stunning beautiful eyes as her (and mine) idol Madonna. Sorry!

This video tells a story of a Drag Cat who doesn’t give a f*** of what other people think about her and her boss, sorry!

And most of all for the crazy cheap talk that we deal with everyday from those who think that are the best ones…

In the end, the only best one is Miaura, ops, Madonna!

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