"Now Summer, down to a dancer’s black skirt and sequined vest, has an icy, forbidden-fruit look on her long face. With the makeup she looks like a Barbie Doll. She is moaning. She is massaging the microphone stand, moving her hips. … She is doing all the things in public your mother forbade you to do in private. The audience is manic."

Jackie Trescott, in her 1978 Style-section profile of Donna Summer.