What happened to the gay dancers who toured with Madonna?

The man who created voguing will speak at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Strike A Pose screens at the 2016 Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Twenty-five years after Madonna’s Blond Ambition World Tour wowed audiences around the world, challenged sexual boundaries and set gay hearts aflutter, the film Strike A Pose captures what really went on behind the scenes, and what happened to her dancers when the tour ended.

Daily Xtra met one of the dancers, Jose Gutierez, when he was in Toronto for the film’s screening at Hot Docs 2016.

Touring the world with Madonna at age 18 was “the opportunity of a lifetime,” he says. But was he ready for it?

Watch our interview above, and watch Gutierez vogue.

Strike A Pose
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016, 6:30pm, followed by a Q&A with dancers Jose Gutierez and Kevin Stea
Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Friday, Aug 19, 2016, 2:30pm
International Village, 88 W Pender St, Vancouver


Read all our 2016 Vancouver Queer Film Festival coverage:

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How a Beyonce concert in Brazil helped build queer community

Re:Orientations: What does Asian Canadian queer identity look like today?

Chemsex: sensationalist film or useful warning?

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Why four Latina lesbians were accused of raping children

Aligarh rooted in India’s flip-flop on gay rights

Can a gay man be attracted to a bisexual woman?

Troublemakers: When young queers tell their elders’ stories

Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things uncovers LGBT Inuit history

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