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
Sometimes, the truth can be nasty.
Did You Know?
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
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!
During the credits we hear Medusa and her dancers in her bed giggling and making comments. See more
References Shanghai Surprise
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 See more