this week with a new teaser for her long-awaited “Madame X” concert documentary
The vibrant video, which was released
on Thursday, depicts Madonna performing onstage at the Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon, Portugal, during her 2019-2020 Madame X Tour, while a clip of her song "Crazy" plays in the background.
True to form, the Queen of Pop appears in a variety
of roles throughout the 40-second, politically charged clip, ranging from sexy spy to Founding Father
“Sharing my vision with global audiences has been profoundly meaningful to me,” the singer said of the film
in an email statement
, adding, “The opportunity to bring its message and the incandescent artistry of all involved to an even wider audience comes at a time
is so desperately needed to remind us of the sacred bond of our shared humanity.”
The teaser for "Madame X" can be found below.
“Madame X,” directed by Ricardo Gomes, will premiere on Paramount
+ in October and will reportedly include behind-the-scenes footage in the style of Madonna’s seminal 1991 documentary “Truth or Dare.”
Though the tour received positive reviews, the singer sustained hip and knee injuries during its run, forcing her to cancel several shows, including the final two dates in Paris
, due to COVID-19
Of course, how much of that made it into the final film remains to be seen, but Gomes promised longtime Madonna fans wouldn't be disappointed in an interview
with Town & Country earlier this month.
“It has a very strong message that is so incredible and political,” he said, adding, “and after this year and a half of being shut down and not taking anything for granted, it’s powerful.”
The film "Madame X" will be released on Paramount+ on October 8th, and will be shown on MTV in international markets.