For about a minute, while scrolling through Instagram today, we were sure that Madonna was posting outtakes of her 2009 “Blame It On Rio” cover story shot by Steven Klein for this magazine. In that spread, Madonna famously traipsed around a Brazilian vacation home in a cavalcade of little black dresses, robes, sunglasses, and lingerie amongst a small army of shirtless male models (one of whom she’d go on to date for a bit). This, of course, is not to be confused with her landmark “Justify My Love” video, in which she also makes the most of black lingerie and a hotel room. Though, as it turns out, the mini-photoshoot Madonna uploaded to Instagram today was entirely new material, proving that at 63 there’s still no one better when it comes to stealing the scene with some black silk and white sheets.
“All the bands I was in kicked me out because I was hoggin’ the front” Madonna in Newsday April 1983
Check out this rare article as published in Newsday on April 29 in 1983. This has been added to the press section of The First Album archives.
“She’s really obsessed with the holocaust,” Madonna said of Lang. “We did this great piece called ‘Butterflies,’ based on some children’s drawings found in a concentration camp. It was a really torturous, heart-rencing piece.”
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Madame X Tour broadcast on MTV Nederland (Dutch TV) just confirmed to us. The special will air on October 9 at 21.30 local time!
More goodies for all Desperately Seeking Susan lovers:
- German lifesize display (featured in Encyclopedia Madonnica 20 by Matthew Rettenmund)
- Advance screening invite (USA)
- Various posters
- Original script 1st draft!
- Original calendar + all the pages
Check it all out HERE
Following on from the the monumental success of the viral single Friday, Mufasa & Hypeman once again team up again with DJ/producer collective Dopamine for their brand new single Weekend – an uptempo, euphoric summer anthem that samples Madonna’s iconic 1983 hit Holiday.
Documentaire over de Queen of Pop en haar illustere carrière van inmiddels ruim vier decennia. Haar strijd voor vrouwenrechten, LGBTQ-rechten en vrede tussen religies hebben Madonna gemaakt tot een icoon die met haar werk de muziek-, mode- en filmindustrie overstijgt.
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Strike A Pose (20:36)
Een Nederlandse documentaire uit 2016. Zeven jonge dansers worden in 1990 door Madonna gecast voor haar spraakmakende Blond Ambition Tour. Hun reis wordt vastgelegd in één van de meest succesvolle documentaires ooit: Truth or Dare – In Bed with Madonna (1991). Al gauw groeien Madonna’s trotse dansers uit tot iconen van seksuele vrijheid. Wild, onbezonnen en amper twintig, laten ze de wereld zien wat het betekent om jezelf te durven zijn. Nu, 25 jaar later, nemen de dansers ons mee terug achter de schermen en onthullen ze de werkelijkheid over hun levens tijdens en na de tour. Strike a Pose is een aangrijpende film over het overwinnen van schaamte en het gevecht dat nodig is om te zijn wie je bent.
Crazy for Madonna (22:06)
Documentaire over het leven en werk van superster Madonna, die al veertig jaar aan de top van de entertainmentwereld staat.
Before she amassed a slew of television credits and became well-known for her work on “NCIS,” Pauley Perrette had a small role in Madonna’s music video for “Secret” in 1994. Perrette started to audition for commercials as she finished up her undergraduate degree after overhearing how lucrative they could be. “I was super broke and [overheard] a girl say she made $3000 doing a commercial. I really wanted to make $3000,” she told Punk Globe. “Secret” was not the only video that Perrette appeared in. “There was a director that took a liking to me [and] put me in a bunch of music videos and commercials,” she added.
Take a look back at a lot of original press articles from the Madame X era….a total of 129 magazine and newspaper articles have been added!
All have been restyled and enhanced for your reading pleasure. From cover stories to Madame X album reviews (all very positive I might add) to the usual tabloid stuff, it’s all there complete with source and publishing date!
Check out the tab ‘Press’ to relax and check it all out HERE
The Blessed Madonna has denied the collaboration rumours with Madonna on her Insta stories. The rumour started doing its rounds due to a quote from an interview by MixMag.
The Blessed Madonna writes:
‘This is actually something that needs correction. I think in the conversation the person I was speaking about got confused. No madge remix incoming but….someone else!’
What was it like seeing The Blessed Madonna alongside Madonna and Dua on the digital artwork?
Wonderful. I mean, I’m a Madonna superfan. I think that a lot of the driving force of that and part of the reason I related to her so much, especially as a kid, was because I was trying to work out a lot of the same stuff as a Catholic person. I really related to where she was coming from. She was certainly my gateway into dance music as much as anyone was, it felt amazing. I am forever grateful to her for letting me be a part of that. And that relationship has continued: I’ve actually just remixed something of hers. It’s a collaboration with someone else that’s getting ready to come out. It’s a legendary duo…
Full article at MIXMAG
Every year on August 16th, the queers, the girls, and the allies unite to mark the birth of one Madonna Louise Ciccone. 2021 has been a standout year for Madame X, whose much-discussed Pride celebration in New York City—you just had to be there—pushed her decades-long commitment to allyship with the LGBTQIA+ community still further (she also schooled a certain rapper who posted vicious comments about victims of HIV/AIDS). This week, M announced that she was celebrating the 40th anniversary of her 1982 recording debut by inking a new deal with Warner Music, her original label. The agreement includes the reissue of a number of albums and compilations—still undisclosed— all curated by the Material Girl herself.
The official Bakers/Leeds licensed boots from ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ have been added to the memorabilia section in our filmography.
These boots are pictured in their original box with flyer and extra sequins.
Lots more related memorabilia to be added in the next few days.
19 artists contributed to the release including Desire, Sally Shapiro and Love Object.
Italians Do It Better has released a compilation of Madonna tracks in celebration of her birthday.
Produced by label head Johnny Jewel, Italians Do It Better is a 20-track compilation featuring 19 artists from ten countries. The idea for the collection came last year when, to lift spirits during the pandemic, label president Megan Louise asked every artist: “If you could cover your favourite Madonna song, what would it be?” The label name and compilation title references a slogan t-shirt worn by Madonna in the video for “Papa Don’t Preach.”
We’re kicking off the memorabilia section of ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’ with 12 assorted promotional pictures sent out in 1985 to promote the movie.
Included are two original photographs by photographer Andy Schwartz that are incredibly rare. Both photographs are printed on thick glossy stock photo paper and have various details and stamps on the back (pictured).
Check out all the images HERE
Madonna celebrated her 63 years with a birthday party in Puglia. An over the top party, celebrated inside a deconsecrated church, documented exclusively for Vogue by the photos of Ricardo Gomes.
«Madonna knows better than anyone how to bring the best people together, in a magical place like Puglia. It was a wonderful evening full of love, art and passion in a 6th century church! », The photographer confided to Vogue Italia.