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The Girlie Show was a British television programme that aired on Channel 4. Its presenters were Sarah Cawood, Claire Gorham, American model Rachel Williams, and in her first presenting job, Sara Cox. The programme ran for two series in 1996 and 1997.

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1996-01-26

The Girlie Show - The Girlie Show World Tour - Netflix

The Girlie Show World Tour (also referred to as simply The Girlie Show) was the fourth concert tour by American singer and songwriter Madonna, in support of her fifth studio album, Erotica. The tour visited the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia for the first time, selling 360,000 tickets in this leg only. Madonna's inspiration for the name of the tour was a painting called “Girlie Show” by Edward Hopper. The tour is estimated to have grossed over US$70 million. Two separate television specials were broadcast during the tour, one made during the Japanese leg of the tour and shown only on Japanese television; Madonna Live in Japan 1993 – The Girlie Show and an HBO special Madonna Live Down Under – The Girlie Show which was later released in 1994 by Warner Music Vision on home video.

The Girlie Show - Concert synopsis - Netflix

The show was divided into four sections: Dominatrix, Studio 54, Weimar Cabaret, and Encore. It began with calliope fanfare as a pierrot – who makes several cameos later – appears from the red curtain near a tall go-go pole on which a topless dancer Carrie Ann Inaba performed. Madonna then makes her entrance striking poses and swinging her whip in dominatrix gear from a spotlit platform to sing “Erotica”. Next came “Fever” where she takes her jacket, mask and glove off and dances suggestively with two shirtless male dancers before disappearing among flames. “Vogue” is performed in a beaded headdress with a Hindu flavor; she serenaded the audience with a Motown-influenced “Rain”, complete with a “Singin' in the Rain” dance interlude which features the pierrot. Afterwards, she descends from the ceiling on a giant glitter ball, wearing a blond afro wig (inspired by the 1932 film Blonde Venus which stars Marlene Dietrich) to perform a disco-styled “Express Yourself” and “Deeper and Deeper”. Following a simulated orgy, she sings “Why's It So Hard” and “In This Life”; the pierrot watches Madonna during the latter song. Another interlude, “The Beast Within”, features an apocalyptic dance with sexual overtones. This leads to “Like a Virgin”, where Madonna performed in a classic tuxedo with a Marlene Dietrich vocal accent; while doing a comedic act with the pierrot. She then acts as a sideshow barker, singing “Bye Bye Baby” during a chair routine with her dancing girls; this was done in the same manner as her performance at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards. After the Hispanic “I'm Going Bananas”, she staged a rendition of “La Isla Bonita” before donning military trench coats for a marching, funked-up version of “Holiday”; the circus theme is heard before and after this song. For encores, she appeared in Victorian-themed costumes for “Justify My Love”, and finally brought the house down with a minimal “Everybody”. As the red curtain fell and carnival music played, the pierrot emerged yet again, only to reveal its identity as Madonna herself: she closed the show by singing the phrase “Everybody is a Star” as the curtain falls.

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