STRIKE A POSE - Documentary - 2016
|(photo by Linda Posnick)|
Strike a Pose;top row: Salim Gauwloos, Oliver Crumes III, Carlton Wilborn, Kevin Stea
bottom row: Luis Camacho, Jose Gutierez
The documentary was directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan.
The subjects of the film were Madonna's former dancers from her Blonde Ambition tour and were seen in her controversial documentary TRUTH OR DARE.
The directors take a look at what has happened to these acclaimed dancers since the Blonde Ambition tour ended.
The film is a combination of laughs, sadness, irony, tragedy and triumph with all of these characters and I mean characters with big personalities and insane life stories.
Sadly Madonna doesn't appear in the film but is seen through clips from the Blonde Ambition tour and the Truth or Dare movie. After the tour was over they all went their separate ways even though during the tour they became like a family with Madonna being the Matriarch.
The Truth or Dare documentary was Madonna's plan to push buttons and boundaries and the world and question everything that is thought of as the norm. But there are always consequences to these actions and Madonna's challenge to her dancers to kiss turned into a legal battle following the outing of the dancers on film. It's one thing for you to choose to come out in a public forum but another to be pushed out by a dare.
Strike a Pose tells each dancers story from the tour until current day. I would say that all of the dancers have had various major life struggles since riding high on the tour. Nothing lasts forever as they say.
The dancers hadn't kept in touch even though they loved each other but it took these documentary filmmakers to bring them together many years and many lives later.
This film will make you laugh and make you think and make you feel for these individuals that never attained the superstardom that Madonna did.
Although I am not big on giving films star ratings... I would give this one a SuperStar!!
Go see it if you get the chance.. It's a fun look at where we have come from.
for more info on the film go to their website: http://ctm.nl/