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