Madonna’s “Madame X” Is Directed by
Ricardo Gomes and SKNX
Oct. 5, 2021 – Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today released the official trailer for its new documentary film, MADAME X. Filmed in Lisbon, Portugal, the film captures the pop icon’s rare and rapturous tour performance, hailed by sold out theatrical audiences worldwide. The unprecedented intimate streaming experience will take viewers on a journey as compelling and audacious as Madonna’s fearless persona, Madame X, a secret agent traveling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom and bringing light to dark places.
Madonna’s virtuoso performance in MADAME X celebrates the seven-time GRAMMY Award winner’s 14th studio album of the same name, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and captures new music alongside previous hits and fan favorites for an unrivaled theatrical journey. Inspired by her life immersed in the rich cultural influences of Lisbon, the linguistically diverse album is a love letter to multiculturalism and a testament to Madonna’s transformative influence on, and respect for, global culture. The album earned praise from the New York Times as a “reimagine[d] pop spectacle for a theater stage, merging her newest music and calls for political awareness with striking intimacy.”
The global premiere of MADAME X, starring Madonna, will exclusively debut on Paramount+ in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, the Nordics and Canada beginning on Friday, Oct. 8. Fans outside of these markets can watch the documentary on MTV. From MTV Entertainment Studios, MADAME X is directed by Ricardo Gomes and SKNX.
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MADONNA released her 14th studio album, Madame X, in 2019, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Following the success of the album, the seven-time Grammy Award-winner embarked on the sold-out Madame X Tour, a series of rare and intimate performances which took place exclusively in theaters and gave fans around the world an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they had never seen before. The New York Times said, “Her Madame X show reimagines pop spectacle for a theater stage, merging her newest music and calls for political awareness with striking intimacy.” Madonna is currently developing her biopic which she will direct. The film will follow Madonna’s rise to prominence as the culture-shaping musician, actress, director, author, and entrepreneur she is today. Beyond her music career, Madonna is the co-founder of Raising Malawi, a non-profit that is dedicated to helping with the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi’s one million orphans, primarily through health and education programming.