Madonna’s infamous coffee table photo-book, simply called ‘Sex’, shocked the world when it was released worldwide on October 21, 1992.
All photographs were taken by Steven Meisel.
All text appearing in the book is written by Madonna herself, however most of it is written from the point-of-view from the fictional character Dita (inspired by silent film star Dita Parlo) - a character appearing several times in Madonna’s work in the years 1992 and 1993. As Dita, she writes about her feelings, longings and her lust for sex. Mostly this is written in a letter-style to a fictional character called Johnny.

Madonna’s infamous coffee table photo-book, simply called ‘Sex’, shocked the world when it was released worldwide on October 21, 1992.

All photographs were taken by Steven Meisel.

All text appearing in the book is written by Madonna herself, however most of it is written from the point-of-view from the fictional character Dita (inspired by silent film star Dita Parlo) - a character appearing several times in Madonna’s work in the years 1992 and 1993. As Dita, she writes about her feelings, longings and her lust for sex. Mostly this is written in a letter-style to a fictional character called Johnny.