Following her major performance at the ’18 Met Ball, Madonna has been hard at work on her 14th studio album for several months. It’s all been kept very secretive, aside from some classic Madge teasing social media with the hashtag #magic. No official word yet on when the album might be released, but rumour has it’ll be sometime next month.
Within the drag world, this music video is already stirring up controversy, with Drag Race All Stars 4 winner Monet X Change being fired from a tour after dropping out of performances to be involved with the filming. According to Drag Race star PhiPhi O’Hara she was also approached to appear in the video but couldn’t attend because of ‘the hassle of having to cancel two gigs’ after only being asked ‘the day before’. Drama.
Meanwhile, photographer Luke Austin posted an Instagram story sharing that he’d been on the set of the video for 16 hours. Taking the opportunity to name drop, he posted to Instagram to say: “I damn well cried. The song is great. The video is political. The video will be controversial. She was brilliant. I love you @Madonna. My heart is still going a million miles an hour. We need to wake up!”
His work has been featured in Gay Times and online at Dazed Digital, attending the Queer Biennial in LA last year, and showing at the P7 Gallery in Berlin. Though his work is beautiful, a scroll through his Instagram had us…distracted. He has a penchant for posting provocative pictures of himself and we’re obsessed.
Anyhow, CUE THE THIRST PICS!