Birthday girl, Madonna to release personal letters

Birthday girl, Madonna to release personal letters

Madonna, who celebrates her 58th birthday today will include deeply personal letters and recordings that she made in bed in a new documentary. 

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The 'Ray of Light' singer's 18-month romance with Breakfast Club singer Dan Gilroy will be the focus of a new film, and her former lover is said to have turned over "hours" of video, as well as a huge number of letters and photos to director Guy Guido for inclusion in 'Emmy and the Breakfast Club'.

According to the director, the movie - which will focus on the period of 1979 to 1982 when Madonna was living in an abandoned synagogue in New York with Dan and his brother Ed - will include interviews and re-enactments and feature "sweet little love notes that she would leave for Dan" and "very poetic love letters ­expressing her feelings for him and the struggles of their relationship."

There is also a 20-minute recording of "silly, romantic bantering" which the couple made in bed and that features Madonna and Dan "having fun with each other and bedroom talk, and also getting into a little philosophical life discussion." 

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The filmmaker insisted using personal material without the 57-year-old singer's consent wasn't a decision taking lightly, but Dan felt it was time to "share" the "intimate" footage.

He told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "There are some intimate things, but at this point they're ready to share. Especially Dan -- he's been holding this in a very long time."

Guy described the couple's relationship, which began in 1979, as the "meat" of the movie, but said the documentary also explored Madonna's ambition and determination to make it in the music industry.

He is hopeful the film will be complete by January 2017, and that a major distributor will release it.

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