Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone is provocative, shocking, innovative and flamboyant. From rebel child to nude model to superstar, Madonna has become the self created entertainment sensation of today. She's powerful, she's tough and she's ruthless – and now worth more than 200 million dollars.
Though his excusive interviews with many of the key figures in her life – family, fiends, lovers and colleagues, including, Sean Penn, Emilio Estevez and warren Beatty – Douglas Thompson traces Madonna's story from her Italian catholic childhood it Michigan through to her meteoric in a business in which she is determined to become the best. He has sought out her roots in Italy ; talked to her school friend's about the boys she chased and the nuns who chased her; and takes us around her current home in the Hollywood hills – an intimate look at how she lives.
Madonna is a sexual tease – she sells it in every performance. Thompson investigates her claims of lesbian affairs, fuelled by the banned ‘justify my love' video. He probes into her disastrous marriage with maverick actor, Sean Penn, and reveals for the first time how far Penn went into terrorising and sexually humiliating his wife who once believed their marriage would last forever. Thompson's interview with Warren Beatty casts new light on another personal conflict when Madonna became one or more of Beatty's conquests, and lost the battle of the legendary ego's – and the bedroom.
With ‘desperately seeking Susan' and ‘Dick Tracy', Hollywood has become Madonna's new territory. Thompson gives the full account on how she usurped Merly Streep for the title role in what is expected to be one of the biggest films of the 90's - Evita. Meanwhile she appears as a serious actress in a new Woody Allen film and the controversy continues over her autobiographical film ‘truth or dare'. What will Madonna dare to do next? Douglas Thompson's insider biography gives all the clues necessary to inform Madonna watchers as her public and private lives continue to stun the world.
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