The era of the coffee table book seems so… antiquated nowadays. While the market is certainly still thriving, certain topics are so easily findable and stored from internet archives that it sometimes begs the question of ‘why?’. But this book is, and always was different. This is the book that redefined what coffee table books were, and what you could get away with publishing if you were famous enough. It typically goes for hundreds of dollars minimum – thousands if unopened. I got mine for $66 🙂
Madonna’s Sex book is so notorious, it is the most sought after coffee table book that is out of print. And that is hardly surprising. Consisting of over 100 photoshoots of Madge in various highly explicit sexual situations, it was the tipping point that threatened the survival of her career – it accompanied her best album, but that’s beside the point. In this book, you can see her getting her pussy eaten out by Naomi Campbell (happy birthday!); caught in the middle of fellatio; tearing at nipple rings with her teeth; getting fingered by Vanilla Ice, and more. As the name Vanilla Ice should clue you in, this was released in 1992.
To say it is a wild ride is simply not worth the effort. What would be the point? Of course it is. That was the point. It was to get Risque and Dirty and Transgressive and be the most provocative white woman on the planet, or whatever. It’s still worth a glance, even if you are only interested in its notoriety. Though, the passages on why Women Stay With Abusers are… not great!!!!