The symbiotic relationship between superstar Madonna and gay men has been explored countless times, but it was rarely as entertaining as in the 1991 hit documentary Truth or Dare, which has been remastered for release on Blu-ray April 3.
Truth or Dare followed the entertainer on her 1990 Blond Ambition world tour and some viewers were shocked by scenes of Madonna simulating fellatio on a water bottle and by the frankness of the language used in the film.
But Truth or Dare also introduced viewers to Madonna's dancers, many of whom were gay. The documentary shows the iconic performer, years before the birth of her own children, acting as mother and confessor-figure to her dancers and frolicking in bed with them. At one point she is forced to settle a dispute between the gay dancers and the lone straight one in her entourage. While playing the game that gives the film its title, Madonna encourages two of the men to kiss passionately and another to expose his genitals. The controversial film pulled in more than $29 million at the worldwide box office, becoming the highest-grossing documentary of all time at that point.
Although viewers get to see the personal lives of the dancers, there's never any doubt as to whom is the real star of the documentary. “People think being a star is about being fabulous, being in the spotlight, having your picture taken all the time and having people worship and adore you. Bring rich rich rich, having it all,” Madonna says in a voiceover in the trailer. “And you know what? They’re absolutely right.”
Watch the trailer for the Blu-ray release below. Read our cover profile of Madonna here.