EN - Strike a Pose reveals the surprising and moving story of Madonna’s most famous troupe of male dancers. In 1990, seven young male dancers - six gay, one straight - joined Madonna on her most controversial tour on stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare. Now, 25 years later, they reveal their individual stories and the difficulty of living the liberated life they were promoting during the tour. Their incredible stories, set against the film that marked pop and gay culture as much as their own lives, are inspirational and life-changing.


Title Strike a Pose
Original title Strike a Pose
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Docs
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-02-15


Cast Luis Camacho, Oliver Crumes, Salim Gauwloos, Jose Gutierez, Kevin Stea, Gabriel Trupin, Carlton Wilborn
Photography Reinout Steenhuizen
Editing Dorith Vinken
Sound Marc Lizier
Music Bart Westerlaken

Technical specs

Running time film 83'
Release format DCP
Colour Colour and black-white
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2016: Panorama- Berlin International Film Festival (DE); Chicago Film Festival (US)

Sheffield Doc/Fest takes The Land of the Enlightened

Pieter-Jan De Pue’s debut feature The Land of the Enlightened has been selected for the Grand Jury Competition at the Sheffield Doc/Fest (10-15 June). De Pue’s mix of fiction and documentary about children in Afghanistan is set to receive its British premiere at the festival, whose programme also contains several co-productions with Flanders including the documentary features A Family Affair and Strike a Pose, and the short films Figure and Pulse.

The Land of the EnlightenedThe Land of the Enlightened is one of 12 films selected for the Grand Jury Competition, a selection of the best documentaries chosen from the line-up. The film will be competing for the Grand Jury Award worth £2,000.

Published on Monday 9 May 2016

Hot Docs takes two from Flanders

Pieter-Jan De Pue’s debut feature The Land Of The Enlightened and Tim De Keersmaecker’s No Man Is an Island have both been selected for the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival (28 April – 8 May) in Canada. No Man Is an Island is set to receive its North American premiere as part of the International Spectrum Competition, while The Land Of The Enlightened will be presented in the World Showcase programme. Hot Docs is the largest documentary film festival in North America.

No Man Is An IslandIn The Land of the Enlightened - a poetic mix between fiction and documentary - Pieter-Jan De Pue tells the story of a group of Kuchi children who wage their own mini-wars in the daily madness of life in Afghanistan.

Published on Tuesday 29 March 2016

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Director Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan
Producers Ellen De Waele
Writers Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan

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