Interview dancers Oliver, Jose and Kevin

Watch the interview with the dancers Oliver Crumes, Jose Gutierez and Kevin Stea.


Daily Xtra about Strike a Pose

Daily Xtra shows fragments of the documentary Strike a Pose. Graeme Coleman also interviews Ester Gould, one of the directors of Strike a Pose.


Welcome to the official Strike a Pose website

In 1990, seven young male dancers joined Madonna on her most controversial Blond Ambition Tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare they showed the world how to express yourself. 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour in the documentary Strike a Pose. The film is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.


The true feelings behind the scenes

On stage everything looked smooth and great, during the Blond Ambition Tour in 1990. But the dancers in Madonna’s ‘Truth or Dare’ had truths of their own. In this article of the New York Times, the dancers express themselves, like Salim Gauwloos does. “I look petrified,” Salim says in the film as he watches the old footage of himself play on a computer screen. “I can’t wait to get offstage.”


Must-see movie according to The New York Times

The New York Time’s film editor Stephanie Goodman placed Strike a Pose on top of her list of three ‘must-see’ movies at the Tribeca Film Festival.


Berlinale Night Talk 2016

After the World Premiere of Strike a Pose in Berlin, filmmakers Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan and dancers Kevin Stea and Oliver S. Crumes III were interviewed for German radio.


Strike a Pose is a call to stand up for yourself

Rolling Stone Magazine Germany wrote about the movie at the Berlinale: “the likely audience favorite at this year” and “even if there are many great dance scenes to be seen in Strike a Pose, this film is much more than an ode to Voguing: it is a call to stand up for yourself”.


Strike a Pose Premiere

At 19 February 2016 Strike a Pose had its World Premiere in Berlin, Germany. At the Berlinale the documentary was screened in attendance of the dancers (Oliver S. Crumes III, Kevin Stea, Jose Gutierez, Luis Camacho, Carlton Wilborn and Salim Gauwloos) and the film makers (Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan).


Interview with Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan and Luis Camacho

Magnus Rosengarten interviews Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan and dancer Luis Camacho about the documentary Strike a Pose.