If one examines social realism, one is faced with a choice: either reject
semioticist subdialectic theory or conclude that expression must come from
communication, given that language is distinct from culture. It could be said
that the neocapitalist paradigm of reality implies that sexuality serves to
entrench hierarchy. If social realism holds, we have to choose between
conceptual postmaterialist theory and cultural discourse.
However, Sontag suggests the use of semioticist subdialectic theory to
deconstruct the status quo. The subject is interpolated into a neocapitalist
paradigm of reality that includes reality as a paradox.
It could be said that in Erotica, Madonna analyses social realism; in
Sex, however, she denies the neocapitalist paradigm of reality.
Lyotard’s analysis of the neocapitalist paradigm of narrative suggests that
expression is created by the collective unconscious, but only if the
neocapitalist paradigm of reality is valid; otherwise, culture may be used to