Monday August 29, 2016
Madonna's ex-backup dancers dare to speak their truth
The cone bra, the simulated masturbation, the shirtless young dancers.
Madonna's famously boundary-smashing Blonde Ambition World Tour shocked the world in 1990. The next year an intimate film, Madonna: Truth or Dare, promised to take audiences behind the scenes.
Now, twenty-five years later, a new documentary shows there was far more going on backstage — from painful secrets to broken promises. Strike a Pose takes a closer and more nuanced look at Madonna's young male back-up dancers, and what became of them when the wild ride was over.
In a warm and candid discussion, Oliver Crumes, Jose Gutierez and Kevin Stea join guest host Gill Deacon to discuss fame, friendship and everyone's need to face their own truth.
*This segment originally aired on May 2, 2016
WEB EXTRA | Watch the trailer for Strike a Pose below, and compare it to the original trailer for Madonna: Truth or Dare