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Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1992)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  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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A framed record award for the album "Like a Video" (a spoof of Madonna's "Like a Virgin" released in 1984) can be briefly seen. See more »

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[after accidentally being electrocuted by onstage pyrotechnics]
Medusa: Ow, even my armpit hairs are burned!
Bennie: Do you know something, though? You were fabulous tonight.
Taffy: Oh yes! Oh yes, yes, yes.
Medusa: What, are you saying I do my best work when I'm being electrocuted?
Bennie: No, but I have to be honest with you... some people are saying it was the best part of the show.
Medusa: Really? Well maybe we should keep it in. But a LOT less voltage! Can you do that?
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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 Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) See more »

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Party In My Pants
Written by Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey and Christopher Tyng
Performed by Julie Brown
The song is a parody of "Like a Prayer"
Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
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Madonna gets a good skewering...she was way overdue
10 January 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

In the spoof-crazy 1990s, it was a good idea to send-up the reigning queen of MTV, Madonna. Impeccably copying the look and style of 1991's "Madonna: Truth or Dare", star and co-creator Julie Brown was not only precise in her satirical prodding, she was quite timely as well. This Showtime production runs just under an hour, with maniacal Brown not simply singing and dancing à la Maddy, but lampooning the video vamp to the nth degree. The original songs--take-offs on Madonna's proved hits--are bits of pop-genius in their own right, and Brown sells this catty, nasty, silly special with unabashed vigor. The alternating black-and-white and color photography gets the look of "Truth or Dare" down pat, while our new heroine, Medusa, battles with her ass-kissing staff until she gets her way on everything. Some ideas don't come to fruition, and many are simply run into the ground without benefit of nimble handling. Still, Brown is so compulsively watchable (and likable), she kicks this thing into campy high gear with her unstoppable energy and unflagging chutzpah.


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