Today in Madonna History: October 15, 1992

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On October 15 1992, Madonna threw a Sex book pre-release party at New York City’s Industria Super Studio, and signed all the invitations under her alter ego “Dita”.

During the party, Madonna showed up dressed as Little Bo Peep and carried with her a stuffed toy lamb. 

Madonna’s publicist Liz Rosenberg showed concern at first worrying “what the parents of America’s impressionable teens will soon be thinking” but later said that it “all depends on your idea of lovemaking, which in Madonna’s case, should give new meaning to the word erotic.”

Both Walden Books and Barnes & Noble prepared corporate statements that their store managers could share with customers who were offended by Sex. Both statements defended the right of bookstores to provide “diversity and choice” to customers and say censorship is not the role of bookstores.

Bookstore owner David Epstein stated that “The feeling of most people who have ordered the book is that Madonna is something special, that this is cutting-edge art, they’re not the kind of people who are buying it because it’s smut and dirty pictures. People are interested in it as art.”

3 responses

  1. I love the “Sex” book — and the entire “Erotica” era more generally. I ran out and bought mine the day it hit the book stores, and it is still one of my most prized possessions in my vast Madonna collection. Perhaps the most under-appreciated artistic achievement in a career characterized by countless many others of a more mainstream variety.

  2. Pingback: Αφιερώματα | Madonna και Sex Book: Επιτραπέζιο σκληροπυρηνικό πορνό

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