Did someone mention Tony Ward? Oh right, that was us. It’s a Monday morning, so we were thinking about him again, naturally. Was he ever hotter than in Madonna’s “Justify My Love” video? Speaking of the Queen, it goes without saying that Madonna has made some of the best music videos in the last 30 years. From boyfriends to backup dancers, she has shared the video screen with some fine men. From “Burning Up“ to “Girl Gone Wild” we list Madonna’s top music video boy toys.
1. “Justify My Love”
Tony Ward is not only the hottest man ever to appear in a Madonna video, he’s one of the hottest men to ever walk the face of the earth! Now a fashion model icon, Tony Ward was a discovered when fetish-art photographer, Rick Castro saw his nude pictorial in the gay porn magazine In Touch and got him started in fashion modeling. Ward and Madonna were an item in the early 1990s and that’s Tony’s delicious jock-strapped butt Madonna is munching on in her Sex book. Tony also appeared in the Cherish and Erotica videos and has referred to Madonna as his, “mother/lover/teacher/friend/bitch/liar/goddess/student/ poetess/angel//broken-heart/inspiration/intrigue and human awe.” Gee, is that all?
2. “Papa Don’t Preach”
“I answered the phone and a voice said, ‘Hi, this is Madonna. I would like you to be in my next video.”
Madonna spotted actor Alex McArthur in the indie film, Desert Hearts and knew she found her (video) baby daddy. One of the most iconic videos of the ’80s, “Papa Don’t Preach” ensured that Alex would indelibly be remembered as, “The one you warned me all about….”
“What are you lookin’ at?” All the hot guys, duh! Madonna invites the backup dancers from her legendary 1990 Blond Ambition Tour to join her for this equally legendary video, directed by David Fincher. Madonna plays Truth or Dare with boy toys; Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes, Salim Gauwloos, Jose Guitierez, Kevin Stea, Gabriel Trupin and Carlton Wilborn, as they introduce drag ball culture to middle America and the world.
Madonna gives us the first glimpse of that infamous Boy Toy belt and snags singer/dancer Louie Louie to star as her Latin lover. Louie Louie would later try to capitalize on his Borderline fame and launch a musical career of his own.
Forgive us for being confused when Madge sings, ‘Happiness lies in your own hands” and we think the song is about masturbation. Turns out Madonna’s secret is milk-chocolate-model Jason Olive. Before popping up as Madonna’s secret lover, Jason appeared in tons of print ads for Calvin Klein.
6. “Open Your Heart”
Who’s that boy? Felix Howard was just 13 years old when he starred with a scantily clad Madonna in one of the best videos of the ’80s. By sharing a kiss with Madonna, he simultaneously became the envy of all straight men and a teenage heartthrob to countless gay boys around the world who were mesmerized with his brooding, yet sensitive good looks.
7. “Express Yourself”
“What you need is a big strong hand.” And what big strong hands they are. Madonna’s Metropolis is chock full of soaking wet men but only one got the key to her bedroom, fashion model Cameron Alborzian. According to Cameron, Madonna took an off-camera liking to him and chased him around the set. He turned her down! What?