Madonna at 34
Twenty years ago when she was 34 years old, Madonna was asked a question by Jonathan Ross, she answered that question and has forged forward remaining sexy and maintaining the exact level of fame and public interest she had when she arrived on the scene. We've seen a lot come and go, put on the poundage and lose their creativity and gifts altogether. Not Madonna. And that is what pisses people off.
She has no contemporary, living or dead. No one has compared to the magnitude of what Madonna has done and is doing. As Madonna has done many times in the past, she's the one breaking the barriers, will take all the slack, the heat, the negative press because she's the pioneer writing the blue print that others will try to follow.
Jonathan Ross: Do you think perhaps that you will be someone who will challenge this kind of taboo of women losing their sexuality or not being seen as sexual animals as much when they get past their forties?
Madonna: Not only do we suffer from racism and sexism, but we also suffer from ageism. And that is that once you reach a certain age, you're not allowed to be adventurous, you're not allowed to be sexual and I think that's rather hideous.
I mean a lot of people have said, "Oh, that's so pathetic, I hope she's not still doing that in 10 years", I mean, Who Cares? What if I am? I mean, Is there a rule? What are you just supposed to DIE when you're 40? That's basically what everybody wants people to do. I think it's stupid. Put yourself out to pasture? Why? Life is long...I don't get it.
Madonna at 53.
Watch the 1992 Jonathan Ross interview HERE.