- Hardcover: 134 pages
- Publisher: Ediciones B; 1St Edition edition (October 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8440631170
- ISBN-13: 978-8440631176
- Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 11.3 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #515,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sex Hardcover – October, 1992
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Now 12 years later, 'Sex' actually does carry some merit. It's still amateurish, particularly the packaging (what were they thinking with the binding??) and some of the phots (ie. with the skinhead lesbians and Naomi Campbell, Big Daddy Kane and Vanilla Ice) are pointless and silly, but some of the text is quite sexy, and Madonna explores some provocative themes such as S/M, power dynamics in relationships and bisexuality and homosexuality that are both sexy, insightful and funny.
I think Camille Paglia said it best in her 1992 review in 'Us' Magazine that the best photos in the book were the ones of Madonna on her own. I agree. The pictures of Madonna playing sexy housewife, hitchhiking nude, hand gliding nude and eating pizza in the nude are both voyeuristic and exciting, as Madonna plays out these roles with the sense of humor and fun that we've come to expect. The rest of the book is quite dark and yet you have to admire Madonna for showing the negative side of sex rather than just flashing her body for a quick buck. She actually makes an attempt to be intellectual about sex and pornography.Read more ›
The book, which was bounded in an orginal format involving two sheets of metal, each numbered, and sealed in a Mylar plastic sleeve is genius. Although it is a book that is highly likely to cause airport security to open your bags, Madonna must have had a reason to do something so creative, yet so risque.
Truly, "Sex" remains a classic due to its main goal of reopening the sexual revolution in the evangelicalism the 1990's brought. Homosexuality, lesbianism, and fetishes were all somewhat taboos to be discussed or shown in public, however nowadays attitudes have changed. In some ways, Madonna was a pioneer, and as so, she deserves credit for being the most outrageous, daring woman of the 20th century.
Oh, I applaude Madonna for having the guts this book together cause I am sure she expected what came after, the mostly bad response of the public. I guess the title really covers what's the whole book is about. I must say it's a good art form.
Overall, if you're pretty much close-minded and not quite into graphical erotica, I say you should stay away from this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the most iconic things Madonna did in her whole career. Yeah her albums erotica & bedtime stories didn't do well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tyler Nicholson
madonna is sex. there was no sex before madonna. madonna turns me on . it was 1984 and i loved seeing her bum and bush and those magnificent breasts. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Paul Bradley
Madonna always said the book was supposed to be funny. I looked at it for the first time about a month or so ago. She's right. Some of it is hilarious. The pictures are intriguing. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gerry Robinson
A true masterpiece. 100% art. Beautifully done. A representation of the sexual movement in the 90s.Published 11 months ago by Brinna Madrid
What I wanted - I don't know why - because I could get it at AmazonPublished 11 months ago by William Hilton