Madonna Smolders In Luigi & Iango High-Drama Images For Harper's Bazaar US February 2017

Pop icon, activist and philanthropist Madonna sizzles in high-drama images lensed by Luigi & Iango. They immediately bring to mind another sensational shoot by Mert & Marcus for the May 2010 issue of Interview Magazine. I LOVE them both.

Arianne Phillips chooses femme fatale lingerie looks from Gucci, Christian Dior, La Perla, Stella McCartney, Alberta Ferretti, Marc Jacobs and more for Madonna's appearance in Harper's Bazaar US February 2017./ Hair by Andy LeCompte; makeup by Aaron Henrikson

In 2013 Madonna optioned rights to Andrew Sean Greet's novel 'The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells', a story now the pop star's upcoming movie project 'Loved'. In her frank interview with Harper's, Madonna explains her attraction to the novel:

“It touches on a lot of really important topics I’ve always been invested in or championed—fighting for women’s rights, gay rights, civil rights, always fighting for the underdog. I’ve always felt oppressed. I know a lot of people would go, ‘Oh, that’s ridiculous for you to say that. You’re a successful white, wealthy pop star,’ but I’ve had the sh*t kicked out of me for my entire career, and a large part of that is because I’m female and also because I refuse to live a conventional life. I’ve created a very unconventional family. I have lovers who are three decades younger than me. This makes people very uncomfortable. I feel like everything I do makes people feel really uncomfortable. Why does this book appeal to me? Why did I want to adapt it into a screenplay? Because it touches me on so many levels and it deals with so many important topics. Right now, more than ever, it’s an extremely timely story to tell.” – Madonna on her upcoming movie project, Loved, an adaptation of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.