Madonna is (supposedly) angry over the news that a Hollywood studio plans to produce an unauthorized biopic of her early years in New York, when she was struggling to break into the music business.
The 58-year-old singer wrote on Instagram, "Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society."
The project is being developed under the title, "Blond Ambition," which was the name of her 1990 tour.
The script's description says it focuses on Madonna's life in the gritty New York of the early 1980s as she navigates her love life and a music industry that treats women as disposable.
Madonna moved from Michigan to New York in 1978. She’s spoken out more in recent years about her early experiences in New York including being raped.
She worked at a Dunkin' Donuts branch in Times Square as she pursued a career in dance and released her debut album in 1983.
The screenplay for the project topped Hollywood's so-called black list last year. That’s the list where film execs vote on their favorite scripts that have been going around, but are not being produced yet.