Video Slut: How I Shoved Madonna Off an Olympic High Dive, Got Prince into a Pair of Tiny Purple Woolen Underpants, Ran Away from Michael Jackson's Dad, and Got a Waterfall to Flow Backward So I Could Bring Rock Videos to the Masses

Video Slut: How I Shoved Madonna Off an Olympic High Dive, Got Prince into a Pair of Tiny Purple Woolen Underpants, Ran Away from Michael Jackson's Dad, and Got a Waterfall to Flow Backward So I Could Bring Rock Videos to the Masses

Sharon Oreck


while video killed the radio famous person, Sharon Oreck was once calling the photographs.

Video Slut takes an irreverent glance behind the curtain of the music-video in the course of its eighties heyday. Oreck, one of many most sensible manufacturers of all time, bluffed her method into the enterprise without adventure whatever and went directly to produce greater than 600 video shoots with Madonna, Sting, Mick Jagger, Prince, and a number of other participants of the more and more volatile Jackson family—not to say a cadre of antisocial caterers, deranged interns, self-absorbed checklist executives, and malfeasant animal running shoes.

Oreck additionally stocks the at turns hilarious, biting, and poignant tale of her origins as a unmarried teenager mom, disowned by way of her middle-class mom and dad, and of her trip from welfare to kung fu motion picture units to movie tuition. She techniques her personal delinquency and that of the superstars she encountered with humor and candor. the result's an acerbic yet sympathetic account of the outrageous results of repute, strength, and cash on humans within the leisure enterprise. not anyone is spared, specifically herself.

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