Madonna's ex-backup dancers dare to speak their truth

Oliver Crume, Jose Gutierez and Kevin Stea join guest host Gill Deacon to discuss being thrust into the spotlight at an early age.

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 Darepromised 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

25 years after Madonna: Truth or Dare, a new documentary called Strike a Pose takes a closer and more nuanced look at Madonna's male back-up dancers. (CTM Docs)


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