Madonna: The Girlie Show – Live Down Under
Run Time: 117 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1993
The master of provocation; showgirl of the century; pop superstar Madonna flabbergasted millions of fans with THE GIRLIE SHOW in 1993, her fourth world tour in support of the release of her fifth studio album masterpiece Erotica.
Minsky’s Burlesque-cum-Wringling Bros, THE GIRLIE SHOW happened only 39 times in 12 countries, yet had a record-breaking box office gross of $170 million (in 2018 dollars). Conceived as a “sex circus” blending “rock, fashion, carnival and cabaret,” this iconic, unforgettable spectacle featured the Queen of Pop as underground dominatrix, disco diva, and androgynous Master of Ceremonies… Her My Fair Lady-meets-Edward Gorey encore of “Justify My Love” remains the most sophisticated and elegantly enigmatic stage production of all time.
THE GIRLIE SHOW: LIVE DOWN UNDER – shot during M’s November 19 performance at the Sydney Cricket Ground – premiered the next night on HBO and became the premium cable channel’s most watched event of the year.
Now – and for one night only – Nitehawk Cinema celebrates Madonna’s 60th birthday with a very special screening of THE GIRLIE SHOW, re-mastered in glorious DCP.