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Madonna – At 34, Defends Her Future Self

This interview clip with Madonna comes from the mid-1990s. At 34, the pop star spoke about the problem of “ageism”, the constraints on women’s sexuality as they age, and the tendency of society to put women “out to pasture” once they hit 40 years of age.


Madonna’s sexuality has long been a major part of her public and artistic persona, up to today. Should pop stars like Madonna be expected to tone down the sexual aspects of their work as they got older?

Is there an age at which it becomes inappropriate, from society’s standards, or less than profitable, from the industry’s perspective?

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