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Doc on Madonna’s dancers lands in North America

A documentary about Madonna’s Truth or Dare back-up dancers is getting a theatrical release in North America. Directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan, Strike A Pose profiles the troupe of ...
November 2, 2016

A documentary about Madonna’s Truth or Dare back-up dancers is getting a theatrical release in North America.

Directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan, Strike A Pose profiles the troupe of dancers who flanked the pop queen during her Blond Ambition tour, which was chronicled in the 1991 documentary Truth or Dare.

Distributor BOND/360 has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to the film and is planning a winter theatrical run, followed by broadcast, digital and DVD releases.

Strike A Pose world premiered at the Berlinale earlier this year and went on to screen at the Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs. The doc recounts the divergent paths the seven dancers took following the tour, the legal battles that erupted in the wake of Truth or Dare and their lasting impact on gay culture.

Elizabeth Sheldon of BOND/360 and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films negotiated the deal.

Strike a Pose is a celebratory documentary that memorializes a moment in recent American memory when AIDS was in the headlines daily and the Gay Rights movement was nascent,” Sheldon said in a statement. “The documentary captures the personal impact on those who were ambassadors during these early days and the fallout after the tour was over and the spotlight dimmed.”

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