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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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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: What do you mean you're not coming on tour with me? I thought with the amount I was paying you I was your only patient! Come on, you have to come with me! You said I was "Borderline." I even wrote a song about it!
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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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Special Friend
Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey and Christopher Tyng
Performed by Julie Brown
The song is a parody of "Promise to Try"
Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
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J is for Julie Brown!
14 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After all these years, I am puzzled as to why Julie Brown (West Coast) isn't a household name or a hugely famous comedic star. She is one of the funniest females on the planet. In this spoof, she takes on Madonna who is one of her favorite targets. She is Medusa, a hugely successful singer, like Madonna who also happened to have documentary "Truth or Dare." Julie Brown spoofs Madonna as Medusa who came from Wisconsin, the land of dairy and beer. I remember the segment where she went to Wisconsin to visit her family and a grave. I don't remember if it was a parent or her pet. I remember somebody saying that Medusa did nothing original. She was just copying others. I have to say that I hope this spoof documentary is available on DVD somewhere. Julie Brown was at her best mocking and spoofing others.


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