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Strike a Pose (2016)

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What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna's most famous troupe of dancers.
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Cast overview:
Madonna ... Herself (archive footage)
Luis Camacho ... Himself
Jose Guitierez Jose Guitierez ... Himself
Kevin Alexander Stea ... Himself (as Kevin Stea)
Salim Gauwloos Salim Gauwloos ... Himself
Carlton Wilborn ... Himself
Oliver Crumes Oliver Crumes ... Himself (as Oliver Crumes III)
Gabriel Trupin Gabriel Trupin ... Himself (archive footage)
Sue Trupin Sue Trupin ... Herself, Gabriel Trupin's mother
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In 1990, seven young male dancers - 6 gay, 1 straight - joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare they showed the world how to express yourself. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour. Strike a Pose is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.

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26 May 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

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Madonnas dansere See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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$102,610
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28 April 2017 | by mike_NYSee all my reviews

This doc is a bit lazy (it does not go into much detail on the cultural relevance of Madonna at her peak of 1989 - 1991) but will appeal to those of us who were in our teens to mid-20s at that time. From the BA tour to the release of TOD, Madonna was the center of the universe. Her PR at the time said she was giving the dancers an opportunity and it was up to them to exploit it after the tour. (This was never mentioned in the film but is my recollection.) Sadly, none have achieved what would be considered success in the material sense: most seem to live hand to mouth. If they had more maturity and some good guidance at the time, they may have developed careers of note - perhaps even judging DWTS and choreographing big names but mostly spiraled down and those that sued Madge? Well, let's just say she holds a grudge. This doc is a little sad, yet their impact at the time on some was significant. Ultimately, this will appeal more to those of us born in the 60s - mid-70s and does not have wide appeal. Yes, Madonna exploited them but in her world view she also gave them an opportunity.


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