Mardi Gras and Queer Screen have today announced they’ll celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Madonna film documentary In Bed with Madonna by playing it on the huge Harbourside screen overlooking Sydney Harbour in February.
Titled ‘Truth or Dare’ in America and ‘In Bed with Madonna’ elsewhere, the film was shot during the Blonde Ambition Tour and first screened at Cannes in 1991 It was the highest grossing documentary of its time and has gone down as a cult classic of its genre.
It’s an intimate, all-access film, following Madonna through health troubles as she loses her voice on tour, through a difficult return to her hometown of Detroit, and through tension with then-partner Warren Beatty.
Most notable is a show in Toronto, where Madonna and her team are told she will be arrested if she performs the simulated masturbation scene at the end of ‘Like a Virgin’.
See the trailer for ‘In Bed with Madonna’ below.
Queer Screen and Mardi Gras have scheduled In Bed with Madonna at Harbourside 16’s outdoor screen at Fleet Steps set against Sydney harbour for after 8pm – as the sun sets – onWednesday 24 February.
Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour in 2016 kicks off in Auckland during Mardi Gras’ big weekend of March 5 and 6, and she’ll be in Melbourne March 12 & 13, in Sydney March 19 & 20 and in Brisbane March 26 & 27.
The last time she was here was during the Girlie Show tour way back in 1993, on the back of her Erotica album. Over 147,000 people turned up to see her over three nights at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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