Madonna Is Revisiting Her ‘Sex’ Book With Diablo Cody

Madonna is doing…something with Diablo Cody, and it sure as hell looks and sounds like a biopic. As for the approximate timespan of the (maybe) movie about the Re-Invention Queen’s life?

We know that she’s pulled out the archival photographs from moving to New York City in the late ’70s, and journals dating back to the early ’80s are sitting within her Battle hoodie-d reach. She’s already shown us footage discussing the iconic cone bra from the Blond Ambition Tour, taking us into 1990.

And as of Labor Day weekend, we’re now maneuvering deeper (and deeper) into the ’90s with Sex, her highly controversial book that launched in October of 1992 alongside her fifth studio album, Erotica.

“What if you write somebody else’s life story while I write yours?” Diablo jokes at one point – perhaps the most obvious confirmation to date that this screenplay is, in fact, a Madonna biopic.

As for the movie-making itself, Madge has been causing a commotion by following Julia Garner on Instagram – and she’s just followed Florence Pugh as well, whose name frequently pops up as a potentially great pick for the role.

It’s entirely possible that Madonna will require more than one actress, depending on how many decades of her career she’s planning to cover. We’ll just have to see how far Her Madgesty and Diablo Cody are taking this screenplay. (Prepare yourselves accordingly for the “Hey You” era).

I can’t imagine we’ll be playing guessing games for too long: something tells me that despite Lourdes‘ best efforts to snatch away her mother’s phone, Madonna will only continue to keep us posted on Instagram every step of the way.

Ph. My Talk

Bradley Stern

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