7.7/10
306
7 user

Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1991)

Unrated | | Comedy, Music | TV Movie 1 December 1991
In this made for Showtime television spoof of Madonna's Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991) documentary, comedienne Julie Brown portrays Medusa, an egocentric, hyper-sexual (and not particularly ... See full summary »
Reviews
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Plump Fiction (1997)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Follows the plot of Pulp Fiction (1994). Scenes from other movies are also parodied.

Director: Bob Koherr
Stars: Tommy Davidson, Julie Brown, Paul Dinello
Strip Mall (2000–2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

During the 1970's Tammi (pronounced TA-mee) Tyler was one of the stars of the sitcom "Here Comes Corky." Her acting career was then cut short unexpectedly when, after eating a cupcake laced... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Brown, Jim O'Heir, Tim Bagley
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian
Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris
Hyperspace (1984)
Sci-Fi | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Because of a small navigation mistake Lord Buckethead lands on earth instead of "in a galaxy far, far away". But he is still looking for the princess and the secret transmissions.

Director: Todd Durham
Stars: Alan Marx, Paula Poundstone, Chris Elliott
From Here on OUT (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A gay writer makes a low budget gay spy movie, with lots of laughs along the way.

Stars: Terry Ray, T.J. Hoban, Suzanne Whang
My Man Adam (1985)
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A pizza delivery lad, who fantasises about his dream girl and what heroic deed he can perform to make her notice him, gets involved in a murder.

Director: Roger L. Simon
Stars: Raphael Sbarge, Page Hannah, Veronica Cartwright
Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women (TV Movie 1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Spoof-miester, Julie Brown does a musical send-up of Tonya Harding and Lorena Bobbit's debutante debacles.

Directors: Julie Brown, Richard Wenk
Stars: Julie Brown, Newell Alexander, Lisa Arch
Nervous Ticks (1992)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Man finds out from his mistress that she had confessed their affair to her husband who went to man's home to kill him. The man wants to avoid any conflict, but the mistress has an opposite plan. A long night has just begun.

Director: Rocky Lang
Stars: Bill Pullman, Julie Brown, Peter Boyle
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Adams Jean Adams ... Grandma
Ryeland Allison ... Medusa's Drummer
Rocco Neil April Rocco Neil April ... Fanatic Medusa Fan
Julie Brown ... Medusa
Sergio Carbajal Sergio Carbajal ... Dunky
Jodi Carlisle ... Aphrodite
Charlie Coffey Charlie Coffey ... Jeff
Cristy Dawson Cristy Dawson ... Klepto Nurse (as Christy Dawson)
Stanley DeSantis ... Bennie
Chris Elliott ... Andy
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Himself
Kathy Griffin ... Taffy
Thomas Halstead Thomas Halstead ... Stinky
Tom Kenny ... Bobo Kaufman
Sophiah Koikas ... Happy Fan
Edit

Storyline

In this made for Showtime television spoof of Madonna's Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991) documentary, comedienne Julie Brown portrays Medusa, an egocentric, hyper-sexual (and not particularly talented) pop star on an international five-day world tour, "The Blonde Leading the Blonde" show. Brown painstakingly duplicates costumes, sets and hairstyles while spoofing Madonna's seeming self-obsession. Madonna visits the cemetery where her mother is buried; Medusa visits the pet cemetery where her dog Buster is laid to rest. (Or is it "Boomer"?). Madonna performs fellatio on a bottle, at the dare of a friend; Medusa does it on a watermelon. And so on... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes, the truth can be nasty.

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Unrated

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dare to Be Truthful See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Just Julie Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There are three moments in the film that Madonna ended up doing for real later in her career. In the "Like a Video" Medusa kisses and writhes around in front of a television - Madonna did this in her "Take a Bow" video. At one point Medusa says: "Call me Mrs Birdseye. The show is frozen." Madonna recorded "Frozen" for her Ray of Light album. In the "Like a Prayer" parody sequence, the dancers have crucifixes on their backs. In Madonna's Confessions Tour, she is on stage on a crucifix. See more »

Quotes

Medusa: Hey, look, if he's dead then I'm gonna need a NEW boyfriend, right? You can't doodle with a dead noodle. Hah-hah!
Shane Pencil: Augh!
Medusa: Oh, no. There he goes! Actor man, off on another acting adventure: doo-doo-doo! He'll be back. Oh my God! Is that what Shakespeare looked like? He's a balding geek with a bad perm! I'm not doing this.
See more »

Crazy Credits

During the credits we hear Medusa and her dancers in her bed giggling and making comments. See more »

Connections

References Shanghai Surprise (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Party In My Pants
Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey and Christopher Tyng
Performed by Julie Brown
The song is a parody of "Like a Prayer"
Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hilarious parody that is faithful to Madonna's original.
1 December 2000 | by SirLizrdSee all my reviews

"Medusa: Dare to be Truthful" is an outrageously funny parody that is a fine companion to the original, "Madonna: Truth or Dare". Julie Brown's brilliant creation skewers Madonna's highly entertaining documentary (although it wasn't exactly daring, insightful, candid, or truthful) with a faithfulness to detail, right down to the packaging. I highly recommend this for Madonna fans, Julie Brown fans, or anyone who enjoys sharp and clever parody.


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed