This is Madonna on the cover of Dazed and Confused magazine, also known in the business of show as Dazed and Unpaid magazine. That’s an ‘in-joke’, that is.
We’d like to make some smart comments, but seeing as we haven’t read this magazine since being knee-high to a pop-sock, we’re ever so out of the loop. But you may like to make a note of the following:
– ‘World Exclusive: Interview and Shoot’? Pat on the back for that. That Jefferson Hack must’ve put in some overtime.
– ‘World Exclusive: (Interview and) Shoot’? If it’s a world exclusive (interview and) shoot, wouldn’t you do a shoot that doesn’t look like the press shots for Confessions on a Dance Floor?
– ‘World Exclusive: Interview and Shoot? We haven’t read the interview, but will be so bold as to imagine the interviewer was ingratiatingly fawning and didn’t dare question her marriage to a homophobe (ironic considering who buys her records), the irony of her renunciation of arguably her best and most self-defining period (the Sex one), her overbearing pretentiousness (she is smart; she doesn’t have to try and prove it the whole time), how someone so free-spirited can be suckered by Kabbalah, and c) and d). If the interviewer did broach the above, we’ll eat our bonnets.