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Strike a Pose (2016)

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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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26 May 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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$102,610
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16:9 HD
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Finally Watched This!
13 January 2018 | by northernladSee all my reviews

I knew about this documentary a few years ago but I never had a chance to watch it until last night! I absolutely loved it! Of course, I loved Truth or Dare when it came out back in the 90's. So how could I not love this?

I guess to understand my love for this movie so much, you have to understand what Madonna was back in the early 90's. She was groundbreaking and innovating back then. It was unheard of for such a mainstream performer to practically worship the gay scene and put it in the public's face the way Madonna did...along with these dancers. As a young gay men at that time it meant so much to me to see this happening right in front of my eyes and I began my own journey, realizing, that it was okay to be gay. And I owe that to the guys in this movie. I wish could tell them what they did for me back then.

One touching aspect of the film is Oliver, the only heterosexual dancer in the group who stated that he was extremely homophobic before the tour experience but he came away from that with the feeling that gay men can be his brothers too!

Very nice. I'll be forever thankful to whoever thought this documentary up. It was great to see these guys again after all these years.

These dancers were truthful as to what that experience meant to them but they also are clear that they have moved on with their lives.


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