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How Madonna May Have Been Influenced by Mae West

Clip: 06/16/2020 | 4m 14s Video has closed captioning.

Madonna, Mariah Carey, Lena Dunham and other women entertainers have followed in Mae West's footsteps in various ways, including breaking taboos about sexuality. Madonna in particular, with her book called "Sex," may have been paying direct homage to West.

Aired: 06/16/20

Rating: TV-14

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