Strike a Pose

Category: documentary
Director: Ester Gould
Reijer Zwaan
Country: The Netherlands, Belgium
Year: 2016
Length: 83'
Production Status: completed


25 years after the controversial documentary In Bed with Madonna, the 'Blond Ambition' dancers - now out of the celebrity spotlight - are re-united and re-exposed.
Stylish voguers Carlton, Gabriel, Jose, Kevin, Luis, Salim and hip-hopper Oliver were handpicked to join Madonna on her 1990 world tour. 'Blond Ambition' highlighted the pop star's commitment to gay liberation and the fight against AIDS. The good-looking troupe became poster boys for the cause. The tour was filmed for the documentary In Bed with Madonna (a.k.a. Truth or Dare). But the solidarity, frankness and flamboyance onscreen was contradicted by Gabriel's subsequent lawsuit against the singer. Now, the surviving performers discuss the fallout from the 1990 film, their lives post-Madonna, and painful, long-buried secrets, in this candid and tender documentary.

'The male dancers famously showcased in Madonna's Blond Ambition tour and Truth or Dare docu reunite a quarter-century later... a must-see for many veteran Madonna fans' - Variety

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