In 1990, seven dancers joined Madonna in her highly controversial Blond Ambition World Tour. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after that tour.
Remember when Madonna used to be playful and fierce, and her iconoclastic performance stunts were about pop provocation? The apotheosis of those golden years was the 1990 Blond Ambition Tour, which scandalized the conservative world with its juxtaposition of sex and religion. The tour was chronicled in the documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare, which featured the boss exchanging pillow talk with her beauteous multihued harem of seven young male dancers. In the eventual reunion of the six surviving voguing peacocks, this smartly assembled film makes points that resonate in a world where fame is increasingly ephemeral and life after the celebrity window closes can get awfully cold. It’s a 21st century take on A Chorus Line that examines what comes after rather than before the euphoria of being chosen. DR
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She was born in Peterculter, Scotland, in 1975, but lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied film and journalism there and in New York.
He was born in 1981, and currently works as a journalist and director for Dutch public television.