The video was inspired by Arthur Golden's book Memoirs of a Geisha
. Madonna portrays the character Hatsumomo from the book, and dresses like a geisha. This was part of a new look for Madonna, as she used a Japanese theme for her 2001 Drowned World
tour and for her performance at Grammy Awards in 1999. Jean-Paul Gaultier designed the costumes.
The singer told Entertainment Tonight
why she chose the geisha look: "The whole idea of a geisha is a straight metaphor for being an [entertainer] because, on one hand you're privileged to be a geisha, but on the other hand you're a prisoner."
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