The surprising and moving story of Madonna’s most famous troupe of dancers. For the first time they tell us how hard it has been to live the liberated life they were promoting on stage.
“To inspire a whole new generation to express themselves” – People Magazine
In 1990, seven young dancers joined pop star Madonna on her most controversial world tour. Wild, talented and barely twenty, the dancers set out on the trip of a lifetime. Their journey was captured in Truth or Dare, one of the highest-grossing documentaries ever. As a self-proclaimed mother to her six gay dancers plus straight Oliver, Madonna used the film to take a stand on gay rights, freedom of expression and the fight against AIDS. Madonna’s flamboyant dancers became icons of sexual freedom, inspiring people all over the world to be who you are.
In Strike a Pose, we encounter the dancers on a new journey. Their incredible stories reveal how fear of other people’s judgment holds us back and how hard it is to accept yourself when you feel different. Twenty-five years after the tour and the film that marked pop and gay culture as much as their own lives, the dancers, their dramatic stories and their fierce moves inspire us once again. What does it really take to express yourself?