The gay and lesbian news outlet Xtra is predicting that the 2012 Superbowl halftime show will go down in history as the “gayest Superbowl halftime show ever.”

The NFL announced on Sunday that the show’s feature performance by Madonna will be “imagined” by Cirque du Soleil under the direction of Jamie King. The show is the most-watched musical event of the year with more than 162 million U.S. viewers tuning in last year.

While the content of the show will be kept under close wraps till its game-day unveiling, and whether or not Xtra!‘s somewhat tongue-in-cheek predictions ultimately prove true, parents watching the show with their children should be forewarned about what the duo is capable of producing.


Madonna’s music and stage presence is synonymous with sexual provocation. The 53 year old superstar has also mocked Christian signs and symbols including Christ’s crucifixion. Her music, lifestyle, and role-modelling is contrary to traditional family values.

Cirque du Soleil is famous for stunning acrobatics and for pushing the human body’s physical capacities to the extreme. But the circus also has a lesser known sexual side-act. Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity is a “seductive twist on reality” which makes the “provocative” something “playful,” and the “forbidden” something “electrifying.” The pornographic production performed in New York and Las Vegas informs those who are 18 and over to “leave all inhibitions at the door” so as to enter into a “sexy thrill ride full of sensational acrobatics and naughty fun.”

Zumanity includes homosexual tangos, nude sadomasochist bondage routines, and a “smorgasbord of sexual positions” by the entire cast “where they touch, stroke, moan and embrace until the tension builds to an orgasmic conclusion.”

“Welcome out of the closet, Superbowl halftime show,” wrote Rob Salerno in Canada’s Gay and Lesbian news outlet Xtra!.

During the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, Justin Timberlake infamously ripped off part of Janet Jackson’s costume, exposing her right breast which was adorned with a nipple shield. The so called “wardrobe malfunction” took place during the closing lyrics of Rock Your Body, just at the moment of Timberlake’s final words “I’m gonna have you naked by the end of this song.”

The game will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5th, 2012.


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