Calling all Madonna fans! The documentary Strike A Pose is premiering this April on Logo.
The critically acclaimed film follows Madonna’s backup dancers from her legendary “Blond Ambition” tour and documents how their lives changed after they were part of one of the most popular—and controversial—tours of all time.
“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.
Watch the trailer above and for more check out two clips from the doc below.
Strike A Pose premieres Thursday, April 6 at 9/8c on Logo.