Readers respond to Heather Locklear and the fall TV preview, Madonna and "The Joy Luck Club"

By EW Staff
Updated October 08, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT


I would really love to read your TV preview ( 188, Sept. 17), but after several attempts to do so I still cannot get past the cover. Oh man, Heather. Oh, man.
David Donat
Las Vegas

I would have thought that your publication would have enough prestige to prevail upon an additional fashion designer for the loan of some creation from a current collection so that Ms. Locklear could have had something more to wear than just jewelry on your cover.
Russell Cataldo
Kearny, N.J.

I don’t usually consider myself a feminist, but if I see many more covers like that of EW’s Fall TV Preview, I may have to become one. It’s not the nudity that offends me—it’s the grinningly robotic woman-as-Barbie-doll image that is so blatantly conveyed in the cover photograph of Heather Locklear.
Wendy L. Best
Chatham, N.Y.

Shame, shame! My three sons thought I had subscribed to Playboy for them from your cover of Heather Locklear. But I don’t need to subscribe to that as long as I have EW coming to the house. Why can’t you seem to remember that when a subscription comes to the home, a whole family usually sees the magazine? Don’t you realize that teenagers and children are interested in the stars and people too, and that they also like to flip through the magazine? Tone it down, please!
Debbie Miller
Cushing, Tex.

About your cover featuring Heather Locklear: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! If George Lange is selling any posters of that particular cover, let me know. I want to buy a copy.
James K. Chambliss
Destin, Fla.


Thank you for the article ”Whither Madonna?” (News & Notes) This is the first article I’ve even seen on The Girlie Show, and I hope you continue to keep your readers informed of her tour, including dates and cities. Unfortunately, you chose not to put her on the cover, but I still enjoyed the article. Keep up the good work.
Chris Gorski
Somerville, Mass.

Madonna’s old news…She hasn’t got another hit in her A passing fad…When’s the last time I heard talk like this? I think it was, oh, 1984.
L. Rachel Jackson
Colton, Calif.


How could you give The Age of Innocence a B+? It was horrible! Because of all the hoopla, I read the book by Edith Wharton (which I now love) to be prepared. But Michelle Pfeiffer and Daniel Day-Lewis’ performances were dull and emotionless. They’re boring together.
Ronald Lee
Queens, N.Y.


Thank you for Ty Burr’s review of The Joy Luck Club. I am glad Burr singled out Rosalind Chao for praise. She is a talented and versatile performer. She’s as good as any of the great actresses, regardless of ethnic background.
Victor Cuccolo
Kearny, N.J.