Documentaries about the life of the legend during her concert tours belong to a special genre of cinematography – the rock documentary. So far, two such films have been released – “Truth or Dare” in 1991 and “I’m Going to Tell You a Secret” in 2006. They are a combination of concert footage from the tour, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the singer and her entourage during this period.
And now, another “Madame X” documentary is scheduled for release on October 8, 2021. The film will initially be available in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, Northern European countries and Canada. In addition to the main star, 48 performers, including Madonna’s children, musicians and dancers from around the world, took part in the filming. Notably, work on the project took place in the capital of Portugal, while while creating the album Madonna was inspired by Portuguese music in the Fado genre, among other things.
“Madame X” is Madonna’s 14th studio album, work on which began in 2018 and ended in 2019. It reveals different aspects of the personality of the singer’s new alter ego, the enigmatic Madame X. Madonna herself describes this character as follows: “She’s a spy who was injured on a mission. Now she hides her damaged eye from the world. She changes identities, travels the world, but invariably her one eye is hidden from those around her.”
The eponymous tour kicked off in September 2019 on stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City and ends March 8, 2020, in Paris. During this time, Madonna has given 75 concerts in theaters in the U.S. and Europe