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Locations in New York City included the Hotel Chelsea and Times Square's all-male burlesque Gaiety Theatre (dancers from theatre participated in one of the book's photo sessions), whereas in Miami the majority of the sessions were shot at a house Madonna had purchased just before starting the project, and in several beaches and streets.

By the end of the meeting Madonna had agreed "in principle" to do a book called Madonna's Book of Erotica and Sexual Fantasies.

She told Regan that De Mann would call her and work out the details regarding the book. Records and the executive directors at Time Warner were reluctant to allow Madonna to publish such a book, but finally gave in to the idea.

Sex is a coffee table book written by American singer Madonna, with photographs taken by Steven Meisel Studio and film frames shot by Fabien Baron.

The book was edited by Glenn O'Brien and was released on October 21, 1992, by Warner Books, Maverick and Callaway Books.

It was received negatively by both critics and fans of the singer, who felt she had "gone too far." Through the years, however, critical reception towards Sex has become more positive, with academics deeming it a defining phase in Madonna's career.

Sex is noted for its impact on society and culture as well as on Madonna herself, and is considered a bold, post-feminist work of art.At first I thought, 'Fuck it, it's a really good symbol and I thought of it first'.But I realized it might be confusing or look like I was copying Spike [Lee].According to Baron, during the photo shoots "[Madonna]'d do something crazy and then we'd come up with something even crazier".One of the most shocking photographs made for the book, which featured two women in post-punk attire flanking Madonna with one of them holding a knife to Madonna's crotch, was dismissed as it was considered too violent.Sex was released alongside her fifth studio album Erotica, which went on sale a day earlier.

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