Madame X: Madonna’s new alter-ego is both anonymous and well-trodden
From a Sargent painting to a miffed DJ, Madonna is just the latest woman to adopt the moniker
Madonna announced the name of her new album today – along with a new alter-ego: both are called Madame X. In a minute-long video teasing the record, Madonna fleshes out her character. If you feel like you’re struggling to maintain a healthy work-life balance, spare a thought for the Madame who is apparently “a secret agent, traveling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places. She is a dancer, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian, a prisoner, a student, a mother, a child, a teacher, a nun, a singer, a saint, a whore.” It’s a lot to fit in.