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What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna's most famous troupe of dancers.
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Cast overview:
Madonna ... Herself (archive footage)
Luis Camacho ... Himself
Jose Guitierez Jose Guitierez ... Himself
Kevin Alexander Stea ... Himself (as Kevin Stea)
Salim Gauwloos Salim Gauwloos ... Himself
Carlton Wilborn ... Himself
Oliver Crumes Oliver Crumes ... Himself (as Oliver Crumes III)
Gabriel Trupin Gabriel Trupin ... Himself (archive footage)
Sue Trupin Sue Trupin ... Herself, Gabriel Trupin's mother
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In 1990, seven young male dancers - 6 gay, 1 straight - joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare they showed the world how to express yourself. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour. Strike a Pose is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.

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Netherlands | Belgium

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26 May 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

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Like the gay Waiting for Godot
24 June 2016 | by peterbillionaireSee all my reviews

Lots of crying. Documentary-makers love it. Almost everybody in the movie gets to cry. Coming out of the closet and AIDS, AIDS, AIDS. No, it is not "powerful." It is stagey and manipulative. The individual stories are familiar. The only difference is Madonna.

Like the gay Waiting for Godot. Everybody talks about Madonna, but she's not there.

"We were like a family" is the motif. I doubt that the dancers were really that naive. They were Madonna's employees. Did they really think that they were going to be pals with her once the tour was over?

There is a shot of a mother watching a video of her dead son. There is a discussion of Bell's palsy.

There is an awkward reunion dinner apparently staged for this film. It's as if the dancers know what is expected. Lots of hugging and more crying. Declarations of undying love and friendship. A cringe-inducing replay of truth or dare. Everyone aware of the cameras. It seems self- conscious.

What do you do with your life if it peaks when you're 22? To be cast out of MDNA paradise. There are vague images of the dancers in what may be their present careers. One of them is a waiter, but it is implied that they are still in dance. No specifics are given. The idea is to leave on an upbeat note.


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