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Thursday, 25 November, 1999, 17:54 GMT
George Michael's red light video
The video is unlikely to be seen on daytime TV

Pop star George Michael goes into Amsterdam's red light district in his latest video - which shows real life prostitutes at work in Amsterdam.

It focuses on a real-life prostitute who now wants to be a model
The video accompanies his cover version of the Police song Roxanne, which deals with a man's infatuation with a prostitute.

It features footage of the women applying make-up, walking in underwear or skimpy outfits, and focuses on a prostitute called Franciska - who plays the Roxanne character.

She has now given up the work and is trying to become a model.

The BBC has denied reports the track has been banned, although as there are no plans to release it as a single, it is unlikely to be featured on Top Of The Pops.

The singer wanted something "very real"
A spokeswoman for the singer said he wanted to reflect the song and create something "very real".

In the 1980s Michael ran into controversy with his single I Want Your Sex. Radio stations refused to play it during the day, and the video was rarely seen on TV.

The video for his last single, Outside, also caused a fuss as it made light of his arrest for lewd conduct in a Los Angeles toilet.

But the police officer who arrested him, Marcelo Rodriguez, did not see a funny side to the video. He is suing Michael in two separate lawsuits for $20m (12.5m), claiming he was "mocked" in the promo.

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