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Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (1991)

Unrated | | Comedy, Music | TV Movie 1 December 1991
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 Jean Adams ... Grandma
Ryeland Allison ... Medusa's Drummer
Rocco Neil April Rocco Neil April ... Fanatic Medusa Fan
Julie Brown ... Medusa
Sergio Carbajal Sergio Carbajal ... Dunky
Jodi Carlisle ... Aphrodite
Charlie Coffey Charlie Coffey ... Jeff
Cristy Dawson Cristy Dawson ... Klepto Nurse (as Christy Dawson)
Stanley DeSantis ... Bennie
Chris Elliott ... Andy
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Himself
Kathy Griffin ... Taffy
Thomas Halstead Thomas Halstead ... Stinky
Tom Kenny ... Bobo Kaufman
Sophiah Koikas ... Happy Fan


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.


Comedy | Music



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Release Date:

1 December 1991 (USA) See more »

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Just Julie Productions See more »
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The special DVD release features a 10 minute deleted-scenes montage with new commentary recorded by "Medusa" detailing the making of the "documentary". See more »


Medusa: It's lonely at the top. When I was little, I wrote a poem about it. It went: "The prettiest girl in the mirror is me, but will I still be pretty when there's no one there to see?... me? I wish upon a lucky star to put a happy face on my pain, because it hurts so much to be so cold and so alone... in the... rain."
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Crazy Credits

During the credits we hear Medusa and her dancers in her bed giggling and making comments. See more »


References Shanghai Surprise (1986) See more »


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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J is for Julie Brown!
14 May 2009 | by SylSee 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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