This week marks the 30th anniversary of Madonna’s seminal Erotica album and accompanying lascivious coffee table book SEX. And the music queen looks back on the event, reflecting on the path she paved for other pop singers – while reminding fans of the massive criticism she received.
The late Australian journalist Richard Carleton, who sat down with Madonna on 60 Minutes Australia in 1992 to talk about her latest ill-fated professional ventures, provided the best example of the side effect.
Madonna posted a clip of the interview to her Instagram stories on Sunday, October 23, in which a cheerful Carleton is seen telling the singer that the photos in the SEX book are disgusting.
Madonna was shot in various sexual settings for the hardcover book, including full frontal nudity with actress Isabella Rossellini, model Naomi Campbell and gay porn star Joey Stefano.
Carleton expressed his fear and said he had never seen anything like it. She must have seen Playboy magazine, she replied. He answered yes, but he was different. A picture of him masturbating in front of a mirror. He thought it was terrible. It just seems scary to him.
Madonna frowned, turning to the questioner. He said that he believes that people’s reactions to certain circumstances in the book reflect more on the individual than on him.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Who is Madonna ?
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is often referred to as the “Queen of Pop”
Who is Richard Carleton ?
Richard George Carleton was an Australian television journalist who won many Logie Awards.