Madonna has revealed her new film in which the celebrity stands both as screenwriter and director. Loved, an adaptation of Andrew Sean Greer’s novel The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, will follow the title character as she moves through time and negotiates three different lives should have lived. The main character’s brother is gay, so there is a lot of information about gay people, their rights and problems they face with.
‘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,’ the singer told Harper’s Bazaar, ‘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 shit 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.’