STRIKE A POSE

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(Ester Gould, Rei­jer Zwann, Nether­lands/Bel­gium). 83 min­utes. Rat­ing: NNNN A quar­ter-cen­tury af­ter danc­ing on Madonna’s Vogue video and con­tro­ver­sial Blond Am­bi­tion tour, then star­ring in the sub­se­quent Truth Or Dare doc, Luis Ca­ma­cho, José Gu­tierez, Salim Gauwloos,

Kevin Stea and oth­ers re­veal all about their es­trange­ment from Madge (some filed law­suits against her), how they dealt with fame and what they’ve been do­ing since.

Di­rec­tors Ester Gould and Rei­jer Zwann set up the film beau­ti­fully, cap­tur­ing a par­tic­u­lar mo­ment in pop cul­ture. The sub­jects, still so pho­to­genic, are can­did, al­though some rev­e­la­tions of se­crets they’ve lived with for decades don’t hit as hard as they might.

The film­mak­ers wisely with­hold a group re­union un­til the end, al­low­ing the doc to be­come a mov­ing med­i­ta­tion on mor­tal­ity, sur­vival and for­give­ness. GS Apr 29, 7 pm, Hart House; Apr 30, 1:45 pm, TIFF 2; May 7, 6:30 pm, Bloor Hot Docs

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