The 1985 ‘Like a Virgin’ SPIN Cover Story
Confessions of a Madonna: She’s sleazy, trashy, cheap and completely out of your price range. Fans dress like her, confide in her, pray to her. She’s our lady of rock ‘n’ roll. If you desire her, that’s all right, she wants you to. Her nickname’s “Squeeze.” She’s Marilyn Monroe and Joan Crawford reincarnate.
In May 1985, a rising Madonna graced the cover of the first-ever issue of a new music magazine founded by Bob Guccione, Jr.
SPIN magazine – now an online-only publication (the last printed issue was released in 2012) – looks back at that “Virgin” cover story featuring the bulleted interview that contains some of Madonna’s most iconic quotes (“Crucifixes are sexy because there’s a naked man on them” – “If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing, I would be a nun“, anyone?)
Visit Spin.com to read it again – or for the very first time.