Out magazine just released its second April 2011 cover featuring another of the "Ladies We Love," Madonna (the first featured Britney Spears). The Madonna print spread features never-before-published photographs taken by Richard Corman, along with an additional 18 images posted exclusively to Out.com.

In the new issue Corman talks about the day he shot these images in 1982 and the amazing woman he met as a result of a recommendation by his mother, Cis Corman, who had just had Madonna test read for a role in "The Last Temptation of Christ."

When Corman arrived at Madonna’s Alphabet City apartment nearly two decades ago, he was struck by how the neighborhood children flocked to the fledgling star. "They followed her, they danced with her, they sang with her. It was something they did on a daily basis, and it was remarkable," Corman remembers.

He continues, "She was so alive and unpretentious. She was fierce, determined. Nothing was going to stop her."

The "Ladies We Love" issue is dedicated to the women who inspire, scandalize, educate, and excite us. In addition to Madonna and Britney, the issue celebrates Wendy Williams, Tippi Hedren, Heather Morris, Phyllis Diller, Stockard Channing, and others.



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