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Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Music  -  14 October 1992 (USA)
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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 »

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Credited cast:
Jean Adams ...
Grandma
Ryeland Allison ...
Medusa's Drummer
Rocco Neil April ...
Fanatic Medusa Fan
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Sergio Carbajal ...
Dunky
Jodi Carlisle ...
Charlie Coffey ...
Jeff
Cristy Dawson ...
Klepto Nurse (as Christy Dawson)
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Bennie
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Andy
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Himself
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Taffy
Thomas Halstead ...
Stinky
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Bobo Kaufman
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Happy Fan
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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

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Sometimes, the truth can be nasty.

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Comedy | Music

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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 »

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Medusa: [On phone] Well if you don't come out here and see me, I'm just going to have sex with... well, somebody, and it will be all your fault!
[Hangs up]
Medusa: Hey cameraman, what's your name?
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During the credits we hear Medusa and her dancers in her bed giggling and making comments. See more »

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References Shanghai Surprise (1986) See more »

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Dare to be Truthful
Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey and Christopher Tyng
Performed by Julie Brown
The song is a parody of "Live to Tell"
Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
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Julie Brown hilariously demolishes Madonna's attempt at a rockumentary with gut ripping humor and truly original and catchy songs that rival Madonna's own. Cinematography and sets are top notch.

Kathy Griffin and Chris Elliott offer their own injections of comedy that enhances and compliments this film. Appearances by Bobcat Goldthwait and Wink Martindale, as themselves, is an added bonus.

It's hard to tell if Brown's performance is meant to insult or playfully tease Madonna, though I hardly think the Material Girl would find humor in it.

My Favorite line: "Why don't you come here (to the Phillipines); all they eat is dog and I'm a vegetarian."


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