Thursday, April 4, 2013

I'll Remember...1990

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another…

Sounds quite warped to me but that’s the message Madonna wants to get across in this video. It all begins in B&W with Madonna dressed in a raincoat with a suitcase walking down a corridor. She falls against the wall, fiddles with her clothing, and then herself. A man comes along and leads her into a room full of men and women dressed in drag and mild scenes of BDSM. Madonna is on a bed kissing and caressing a woman, the man she came in with watches her and gets pretty hot and bothered. She cavorts with the man as well until the end of the song when we see her running up the corridor laughing.The video for Justify My Love is an erotic classic. It is a great adaptation of the song which I happen to really like. The video has a debauched atmosphere and it plays with sexuality in ways to surprise, intrigue and challenge the viewer. Madonna is always a pioneer when it comes to videos and she made further kinky videos with Erotica and Human Nature which were also really good.