Monday, January 03, 2005

“My pussy is the temple of learning”

Ebay of the day: Madonna's Sex Book

Before Dita Von Teese, there was Dita, the slutty dominatrix alter-ego that Madonna tried on for a while in her Sex Book and early Nineties Erotica period. Both borrowed their name from Dita Parlo, a German silent screen actress from the Twenties. Madonna took her fandom seriously, using the name "Dita" to sign in to hotels, and even went as far as having the initials "D.P" engraved into her gold tooth. In 1991, Madonna approached Time Warner with the idea of doing a coffee table book full of erotic pictures of her fantasies. Their only stipulations were: no desecration of religious symbols, no child pornography and no animals. So Madonna recruited Isabella Rosselini, Naomi Campbell and Vanilla Ice and explored her bondage, sapphic, older man and rape fantasies with her cast of extras. Steven Meisel, Madonna's shutterbug of choice, shot over 25,000 photographs, which were whittled down to a final cut of 475. For one, the police were called when Madonna started eating a Margherita in a pizza parlour in LA, with nothing but high heels and a smile.

1 Comments:

Blogger Roonie said...

I had no idea Madonna's sex book recruited so many famous people and was so graphic! Wowsers!

January 20, 2005 at 8:28 AM  

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