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FILM. Madonna’s Blond Ambition Dancers Tell All In New Doc ‘Strike A Pose’.

In 1990truth or dare, seven young male dancers – six gay, one straight – joined Madonna on her most controversial tour, the Blond Ambition 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. “Strike a Pose” is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.Strike A Pose poster

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 they are. Six dancers appear in “Strike a Pose” – Kevin Stea, Carlton Wilborn, Luis Camacho, Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza, Salim Gauwloos and Oliver S Crumes III. One of the original seven, Gabriel Trupin, died from complications due to AIDS in 1995 and is represented in the film by his mother, Sue Trupin.

Watch the trailer for Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan’s ‘Strike A Pose,’ showing at Atlanta’s Out On Film Festival. Enjoy!

Out On Film. (September 29 – October 6). Atlanta, GA. outonfilm.org

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FILM: October LGBT Film Festivals.

Out On Film. (October 1 – 8). Atlanta, GA. outonfilm.org

Portland Queer Film Festival. (October 2 – 8). Portland, Oregon. pdxqueerfilm.com

Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. (October 2 – 10). Tampa, Florida. tiglff.com

CMG. (October 2 – 3). West Hollywood, California. cmgfilmfest.net

Stamped: Pensacola LGBT Film Fest. (October 7 – 10). Pensacola, Florida. stampedfilmfest.com

Q Cinema: Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. (October 8 – 10). Fort Worth, Texas. qcinema.org

Sacramento International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. (October 8 – 10). Sacramento, California. siglff.org

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. (October 8 – 18). Seattle, Washington. threedollarbillcinema.org

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. (October 9 – 18). Albuquerque, New Mexico. swglff.com

ImageOut The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival. (October 8 – 18). Rochester, New York. imageout.org

Reel Q – Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival. (October 9 – 17). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. plgfs.org

Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. (October 9 – 18). Fort Lauderdale, Florida. flglff.com

Dayton LGBT Film Festival. (October 8 – 11). Dayton, Ohio. daytonlgbt.com

Your Normal LGBT Film Festival. (October 15 – 18). Normal, Illinois. yournormalfilmfest.com

Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival. (October 15 – 25). Milwaukee, Minnesota. http://www4.uwm.edu/psoa/film/lgbtfilmfestival/

Louisville LGBT Film Festival. (October 16 – 18). Louisville, Kentucky. louisvillelgbtfilmfest.com

Outwest Film Fest. (October 16 – 18). Reno, Nevada. outwestfilmfest.org