A New Documentary About Madonna’s Early Days Is Causing A Commotion

"Emmy and the Breakfast Club" in the late '70s, before Madonna's first solo album.

The world was introduced to Madonna in 1982 when she released her breakout single, “Everybody,” off of her eponymous debut album. Now a new documentary is telling the story of he climb to fame in New York City.

Emmy and the Breakfast Club, written and directed by Guy Guido, is set in the late ’70s and early ’80s, when Madonna was dating Dan Gilroy, lead singer of The Breakfast Club. (The future pop icon also performed with the band on occasion).

Last summer, Gilroy turned over to Guido hours of “private tapes of ’bedroom talk,'” according to Page Six, as well as love letters that she wrote him.

“Through first hand accounts of some of her closest friends and bandmates at the time… this film explores the historical time in entertainment history where Madonna began her pursuit of a career in music,” the description reads.

Emmy and the Breakfast Club will also include reenactments featuring Jamie Auld as a young Madonna.

The film is currently in production and, according to Boy Culture, recently shot scenes at Hamlet’s Vintage in the West Village. Scroll through below for behind-the-scene images.

Filming at The Music Building #cinematographer @jasonmontalvo #madonna #onlocation #filmmaking #nyc #bts

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"What I loved about the Breakfast Club band was that they were having fun" – Norris Burroughs #emmyandthebreakfastclub #madonna #documentary @guyguido

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"As a dancer she already had that sense of rhythm" -Dan Gilroy #emmyandthebreakfastclub #madonna #documentary #indiefilm

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@jamie_auld in #emmyandthebreakfastclub #onset thank you @hamletsvintage !!#madonna #madonnafamily #documentary

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1981 "U.S. Blues" Reenactment… #emmyandthebreakfastclub #madonna #madonnafamily #indiefilm #nyc

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#emmyandthebreakfastclub #madonna #documentary @guyguido @jamie_auld @paulcastrojr @jasonmontalvo

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@jamie_auld Rocked it last night @rockbarnyc Thnk u @madonnasworld for arranging this location! #madonna #reenactment #movie #onsetlife

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Do Your Thing!#emmyandthebreakfastclub #madonna #madonnafamily #indiefilm #documentary

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@jamie_auld and @calvinknie on set #emmyandthebreakfastclub #madonna #filmfamily #madonnafamily #indiefilm

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Freeze Frame! Editing underway… #emmyandthebreakfastclub #madonna #documentary

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Stealing the spotlight at "US BLUES" 1981 #emmyandthebreakfastclub #madonna #madonnafans #longisland #1981

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Jamie Auld out "Causin' a Commotion" on #Halloween weekend! #madonna #actress #filmpromotion #nyc #beauty #authenticity #director #documentary

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Watch Strike A Pose, a documentary about Madonna’s backup dancers during her Blond Ambition tour, premiering Thursday, April 6 at 8/7c on Logo.
 

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