STRIKE A POSE vanavond op NPO3 om 21.55, mis de TV primeur niet!

sap11widget0In 1990 gingen zeven jonge mannen met Madonna mee op de Blond Ambition Tour; haar meest controversiële tournee tot dan toe. De zeven fungeerden officieel als achtergronddansers bij de shows van de Britse superster, maar speelden een veel grotere rol in de praktijk. Zowel op het podium als in de film die over deze tournee gemaakt is (Truth Or Dare) spelen de zeven méér dan een bijrol. 

Truth Or Dare opende deuren
Voor het eerst werd op een podium vrij omgegaan met seksualiteit en geaardheid. De film en de podiumact waren duidelijk in hun boodschap: show the world how to express yourself. Voor veel LGBT+ers gingen er (kast)deuren open, dankzij Madonna en haar zeven mannen.

3Doc: Strike A Pose
Nu zijn we 25 jaar verder en is er opnieuw een film gemaakt over deze mannen. In 3Doc: Strike A Pose wordt er samen met de hoofdrolspelers teruggekeken op die tour, maar ook de jaren die volgden. Jaren waarin schaamte, drugsgebruik, AIDS en het gebrek aan een dak boven het hoofd een grotere rol hebben gespeeld dan wij ooit hebben kunnen vermoeden. Ga er maar niet van uit dat je deze docu onberoerd kunt aanschouwen.

Strike A Pose bij Pauw
Maar waarom zouden wij het hier allemaal opschrijven als je ook de makers Ester Gould en Reijer Zwaan zelf aan het woord kunt laten. Zij zitten aan tafel bij Jeroen Pauw tegenover twee oud-dansers en choreografen: Jan Kooijman en Vincent Vianen.

3Doc: Strike A Pose: zaterdag 5 november om 21:55u bij NTR op NPO 3

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Madonna Announces Surprise Intimate Concert In Support Of Hillary Clinton

Madonna is definitely #WithHer. Following her promise of oral sex to those who votefor Hillary Clinton on November 8th, the Material Girl has now announced a “surprise intimate concert on Monday night” in support of the Democratic presidential nominee. The news came on Madonna’s Instagram, though no city or venue was indicated as far as the show’s location — just a note to “stay tuned.”

More: Watch Pharrell’s passionate speech at Hillary Clinton campaign stop

In the swing state of Ohio, Katy Perry is scheduled to join Clinton at a Cleveland State University campaign stop later today, while it’s rumored that Beyonce will hit stage at husband Jay Z’s get-out-the-vote concert tonight, also in Cleveland, in support of Clinton.

That’s a lot of top-notch activity in the four days before voters hit the polls. As Madge says, stay tuned.

More at Idolator

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Emmy And The Breakfast Club upcoming documentary update

Check out this fabulous freeze frame from the upcoming Emmy And The Breakfast Club film by cinematographer Jason Montalvo, which stars Jamie Auld as Madonna and is written and directed by Guy Guido.

Jamie Auld does a fantastic job portraying Madonna pre-fame days when it comes to the looks, she makes quite the resemblance. 

To keep up to date follow the official Emmy And The Breakfast Club Instagram account here.

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Rebel Heart Tour premiered in Europe 1 year ago! read all about it

Today one year ago Rebel Heart kicked off its European tour in Cologne Germany. Despite the freezing cold many fans queued up for hours in order to get the best ‘seats’ in the Lanxess arena.

To read our personal reports on the Rebel Heart Tour click the following links:

To check out our photo gallery of the European Premiere in Cologne, click HERE


photo by Dave Crombeen

 

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Seymour Stein Reveals the “Embarrasing” Deal He Made with Madonna

Seymour Stein, a bona fide music industry legend, turns 73 this month. Get him talking about music he loves, though, and he’ll match the passion of any young industry whippersnapper pound for pound.

Stein is still every bit as full as admiration for great bands as he was more than half a century ago, when in 1966 he co-founded Sire Records with his friend Richard Gottier. Through Sire, he played a vital role in bringing the likes of Talking Heads, The Ramones, The Cure, Ice-T and Echo & The Bunnymen to mainstream recognition.

 

And then there was that signing, when Stein fell head over heels for the music and theatricality of Madonna Louise Ciccone — launching the career, in 1982, of a woman who would go on to define music’s pop culture time and time again.

These days Stein plies his A&R trade within the walls of Warner Music Group, and he remains a hero to the ‘next generation’ of independent music executives—those now running labels and publishers around the world.

[PIAS] founder Kenny Gates shared a coffee and a chat with Seymour at SXSW to delve deep into the career history of one of independent music’s true godfathers.

When you signed Madonna, did you think she’d still be making music 30 years later?
I didn’t think about it. What people usually ask me is, Do you think she’d ever be this big? Of course not! I knew she was special.

 
Ms. Ciccone and Mr. Stein

And you met her through Mark Kamins?
Yes, I’d always befriended Mark. He was a DJ who played all sorts of weird music but somehow made it work — he was playing Faro music, mixing it with African music and making it all work. I gave him $18,000 and I told him: ‘This should be enough for you, over a period of a year or longer — don’t rush it — to make six demos.’ Madonna was the third demo he brought me. I listened to it, and I loved it.

Everyone knows this story: I heard it in the hospital, and I got so excited, I made her come to see me. No, that’s not true — even then you couldn’t make Madonna do anything unless she wanted to! She came to the hospital and we agreed on a deal right then and there. I asked her to go to her lawyers so we could draw up the papers.

Please read the full interview at Medium.com

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Auburn cinema channels Madonna for LGBT-friendly screening of Desperately Seeking Susan

Madonna might be the key in bringing more LGBT events to Auburn.

Long-time Madonna fan Ray Isaac wants to use the iconic pop star to encourage fans of all genders out west with a rescreening of the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan at Auburn’s Reading Cinema.

“This is a completely gay-friendly venue and community, and I feel like a lot of people coming from Newtown might have this view of Auburn that is just totally wrong,” Mr Isaac said.

“Auburn is my home town, and I’ve taken Madonna shows everywhere and I don’t know why we always have to leave the suburb for our own kind of alternative fun.”

Mr Isaac has previously held Madonna tribute nights in the inner west including Broadway and Newtown and was asked to hold the screening closer to the CBD.

American singer-songwriter and actress Madonna posing on the set of the film Desperately Seeking Susan. New York, 1985 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

“I usually put my events on in the city, but I decided even though some of the fans wanted it there again, I wanted to give people in the west to chance to get in on the fun.

“It’s intimidating for people that are gay in Auburn to have to travel to Newtown, or even women or men that love Madonna out west; they should get a chance to celebrate our queen,” he said.

Rather than alienating, Mr Isaac wants the event to bring together fans that may not realise they have a common interest.

“Men, women, everyone gets dressed up, the fans are so loyal and love to have fun and they should feel comfortable to leave all the fear and insecurity at the door.

“But that’s not what we love about her. We love that she has no inhibitions and gives us confidence in ourselves.”

The screening will also include behind the scenes videos from the making of the film, cast interviews and a message from director Susan Seidelman.

Desperately Seeking Susan and the Madonna fan night will be held at Auburn’s Reading Cinemas on Saturday at 6pm.

Details: rayissac.com

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Madonna Autograph guide online

We present to you our new Autographs gallery showcasing Madonna’s genuine autograph. Throughout the years we have received many requests by fans to verify whether a Madonna signature was real or not, we have decided to put this up for information purposes only.

Sadly we still see many fans spending loads of money through namely eBay (and even auction houses) on fake autographs, some very poorly executed. Before you do decide to buy a Madonna autograph, please check this item with one of the autographs pictured in our gallery. You can also always visit the Madonna Autographs Facebook group

Enjoy our Autographs gallery now, in the menu under ‘Special Reports’

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FANS GET INTO THE GROOVE AT MADONNA MOVIE SCREENING OF ‘DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN’

Fans get into the groove at Madonna movie screening of 'Desperately Seeking Susan'

Madonna fans will descend on Reading Cinemas in Auburn this Saturday for a screening of Desperately Seeking Susan.

Released in 1985, the film is Madonna’s first major screen role and spawned the classic dance floor hit ‘Into The Groove’. 

The screening is being hosted by singer, DJ and devoted Madonna fan Ray Isaac, who also produces the popular Madonna-themed parties, Tribute Bar. 

“Why people should come? Because they will never get to see this movie digitally-enhanced and on the big screen again,” Ray tells SX. 

“It has been 32 years since the movie was released and they are going to get loads of extra special things [on the night].”

 

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Above: Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan 

These include behind-the-scenes footage, blooper reel, cast interviews and a special thank yo message from director Susan Seidelman.

Ray said Auburn’s Reading Cinemas is the perfect place to host the screening.

“The night will bring madonna fans from all over NSW. I chose this cinema because the city cinemas are way too small and I want to see my queen on the big ass screen in the best digitally-enhanced quality as possible. Wherever Madonna goes, so do her fans.” 

 

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Above: Avid Madonna fan Ray Isaac is producing the screening of Desperate Seeking Susan

Ray hopes to bring Madonna’s other films to big screen on a monthly basis with future screenings of flicks such as Who’s That Girl?, Shanghai Surprise and Evita. 

“But only if the Madonna fans support the first movie,” Ray said. “If we see there is support we will put more on!”

Desperately Seeking Susan, Saturday, November 5, 6pm, Reading Cinemas, 100 Parramatta Road, Auburn. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Book tickets here

More at GayNewsNetwork.com.au

 

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EVITA 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray scheduled for release in December (Italy)

There will be a special 20th anniversary edition of EVITA on blu-ray scheduled for release on December 13, 2016 by CG Entertainment in Italy.

The extra’s on this special edition will include:

  • New Master HD
  • Commentary from the director of photography
  • New artwork to celebrate the 20th anniversary
  • World Premiere with interview
  • Promo Reel
  • You Must Love Me music video
  • More extra’s TBA

Pre-order on Amazon Italy

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