A letter Madonna wrote in the early ’90s is about to go up on auction next week. Addressed to “J” – the letter is believed to have been for actor John Enos who Madonna briefly dated.
In the never seen before letter, Madonna wrote some not so nice things about Sharon Stone and Whitney Houston. She starts off by explaining that she’s been in a “foul mood lately” and is “so uncomfortable in my own skin right now.” She goes on to say she’d “rather die’ than be “these women.”
Madonna next vents about the backlash she received regarding her recent projects. “I have made so many people angry that I’m being punished and basically made to be quiet and sit in a corner, whole other less interesting and exciting people are reaping the benefits of the roads I’ve paved.”
She goes on to write, “Maybe this is what black people felt like when Elvis finally got huge.”
“It’s so unequivocally frustrating to read that Whitney Houston has the music career I wish I had and Sharon Stone has the film career I’ll never have. Not because I want to be these women because I’d rather die, but they’re so horribly mediocre and they’re always being held up as paragons of virtue and some sort of measuring stick to humiliate me.
“Everything I do is so original and unique and I put so much of myself into it like my book and record and it’s only brought me heartache and pain. I don’t think I can play the game to be accepted… I’m too intelligent, I have too much pride.”
Sharon Stone responded to the contents of the letter by taking the high road:
“First, I think it’s absurd that anyone is publishing your private letters. Therefore; I publish publicly.
“Know that I am your friend. I have wished to be a rock star in some private moments… have felt as mediocre as you described. We know, as only those who have survived so long that owning our own mediocrity is the only way to own our own strengths; to become all that we both have become. I love and adore you; won’t be pitted against you by any invasion of our personal journeys.
According to the auction site Madonna’s letter to Enos comes from Darlene Lutz who is described as “a long-time personal friend of Madonna’s from her innermost circle.”
Madonna’s former art curator, she sued Lutz in 2005 for breach of contract.
The two-page letter is expected to fetch between $3,000 and $5,000 when it goes to auction next week