Strike a Pose

Directed by Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
Film Movement
83 Minutes
Documentary, LGBTQIA2S+, Music, Black Cinema
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In 1990, seven young male dancers - 6 gay,1 straight - joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare, they showed the world how to express yourself. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour, when they were ambassadors to the world on behalf of the LGBT community during the height of the AIDS epidemic. STRIKE A POSE is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.


  • Luis Camacho
  • Oliver Crumes
  • Highest Rating
    "A perfect love song by Gould and Zwaan to the exceptional men those boys turned out to be."
    The Huffington Post
  • Highest Rating
    " A loving, honest portrait of these men who were world-famous for a bright moment, and most importantly, what happens after the limelight goes away."
    Katie Walsh, LA Times
  • Highest Rating
    " A superb look at the meteoric rise to fame and the eventual plummet that can often follow."
    Erik Anderson, AwardsWatch
  • Highest Rating
    "The 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."
    David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
  • Highest Rating
    "The filmmakers and performers show great maturity in refusing to settle scores or spill secrets."
    Diego Semerene, Slant Magazine

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