This morning Logo announced that their Madonna-themed documentary Strike A Pose will premiere in April! The critically acclaimed film closely follows Madonna’s backup dancers from her historic “Blond Ambition” tour and how those performances changed the course of their lives.
These seven dancers from the “Blond Ambition” tour inspired a whole generation. From the halls of the ballrooms to center stage, their bold self-expression was a true pop-culture inspiration,” said Taj Paxton, VP of Logo Documentary Films. “We’re proud to showcase the men behind the woman and to stir the next generation of leaders and tastemakers in the LGBTQ community.”
Oliver Crumes III, Carlton Wilborn, Luis Camacho, Salim “Slam” Gauwloos, Kevin Stea, Jose Gutierez and Gabriel Trupin (who died in 1995) are the dancers who finally get their moment in the spotlight using a combination of old and new footage along with never-before-seen images.
The doc, from filmmakers Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan, made the film festival rounds last year with a high profile U.S. premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. The dancers promoted the movie in various interviews and they even crossed paths with Madonna last year when she surprised fans at a 25th anniversary screening of Truth or Dare at MoMA.
Strike A Pose is just the latest from Logo Documentary Films which acquired and recently aired other titles like the same-sex war romance Out of Iraq [produced in tandem with World of Wonder], and the female chefs doc, Hungry. (via NewNowNext)
Watch the trailer below and catch Strike A Pose Thursday, April 6 at 9/8c on Logo.