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Dr Lecter    0

Good interview

I agree about the Brits thing kinda but it must have been shocking those few seconds fet like hours

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tuckeye    0

Good interview

I agree about the Brits thing kinda but it must have been shocking those few seconds fet like hours

yes i wouldve worked it...not just...stand there. but it's nice to see them get their say years later. can't wait to see this!!!

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Dr Lecter    0

Loved this

Ooh is it too scary to post that here in case tmoro there is a headline in the DM:

"BRAZEN MADONNA ADMITS SHE CANT SING AND HAS SWINDLED MONEY OUT OF HER FANS BEING A FRAUD "

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Loved this

Ooh is it too scary to post that here in case tmoro there is a headline in the DM:

"BRAZEN MADONNA ADMITS SHE CANT SING AND HAS SWINDLED MONEY OUT OF HER FANS BEING A FRAUD "

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:dead: LOVE IT!

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MeakMaker    0

Writing a story about Madonna not being a good singer would be such old news.. That was possibly one of the first negative articles the press printed about her.. Oh yeah, beside being a slut who slept her way to the top. Now all they do is to mention her age to put her down...

And reasons why the press is trying to make out these dancers are kinda off with Madonna is because they truly acted like spoiled brats when they had the nerve to sue her. Slam even appeared on Exposed in 1993 bitching about Madonna big time. He said Truth Or Dare was a big act and Madonna didn't give credits to her dancers by not paying them. He really portrayed her in such a bad light I thought it was extremely unfair on Madonna. Funny how they are now pretending they never had a problem..

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XXL    0

Madonna’s Blond Ambition dancer Slam: ‘I still get letters about my gay kiss in the film’

http://attitude.co.uk/madonnas-blond-ambition-dancer-slam-i-still-get-letters-about-my-gay-kiss-in-the-film/

MADONNA’S BLOND AMBITION DANCER SLAM: ‘I STILL GET LETTERS ABOUT MY GAY KISS IN THE FILM’
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It’s been 25 years since Madonna released her documentary film In Bed With Madonna, which profiled the star on and off stage during her legendary Blond Ambition Tour of 1990. The film also shone a spotlight on her troupe of mostly gay dancers, whose presence in her life and on her stage preached a powerful message of acceptance to her huge mainstream fan base.
Now, a quarter of a century later, their stories are being revisited through a new documentary Strike A Pose, by film makers Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan. Attitude has taken the opportunity to catch up with five of them – so be sure to check back each day this week as we catch up with a different dancer about their experience of one of pop culture’s most iconic periods. First up, it’s Slam, who discusses his tour memories and how people still to this day recognise him as the hunk from ‘Vogue’…
So Slam, what was it like seeing the premiere of Strike A Pose?
It was amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many grown men crying in a movie theatre! So I think it came over very well. It’s a story about the journey of 7 dancers who worked with Madonna 25 years ago, and it’s really about our lives back then, what happened to us in those 25 years, and what we’re up to now. It’s our life stories.
When you came to Madonna in 1990, where were you at professionally?
Well I had come straight out of ballet school. My mom was from Belgium, my dad was from Morocco and I grew up in Antwerp, so it was strict ballet school. Then I won a scholarship to come to New York in 1987, and I did a few jobs, but one day in February or March 1990, she put the audition notice out in the newspapers.
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Were you a fan at that point?
I was never really a big Madonna fan. I think the first song I liked was ‘Live To Tell’. I thought that was good. Once I got the job, everything completely changed. I’d been doing ballet for six years, then next thing I’m working with an iconic artist like Madonna, and it changed my life.
She is iconic, but you also got a taste of being iconic yourself, because you were one of the most prominent figures in the ‘Vogue’ video, which became one of the most famous videos of all time.
It was amazing. When we first saw the ‘Vogue’ video, because we all came from a dance background, we were surprised because we weren’t dancing in it. It was all close ups. I didn’t know we would be the face of the ‘Vogue’ video. And those individual shots of us, we shot them so quickly, maybe 15 minutes each, with David Fincher. It was amazing to see my face all over the world. I hadn’t realised you don’t have to dance as a dancer, to be recognised.

Well, you were posing…
Yes, I was giving face!
You weren’t in ‘Justify My Love’ though?
No, but I should have been. I would have been great for that. I like kissing people!
What is your favourite memory of the Blond Ambition Tour?
On stage, my favourite memory was the section where I played Dick Tracy. Being introduced every night in front of 50,000 people, and Madonna actually mentioning my name, and people shouting ‘Slam, Slam!’ I’ll never forget that. As a dancer, you never get that much recognition. Off stage, I just loved connecting with the dancers, and her, like a family. You’re in a bubble, and it’s like life is outside of that.
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Had you dancers seen each other much over the years?
Sometimes I saw Jose, but the most of us, we hadn’t seen each other for 25 years. At the end of the movie, we come together, and that was the first time we saw each other in 25 years. That was very emotional, to see everyone after all that time.
Did you play truth or dare?
I can’t tell you that! That would give away the movie a bit…
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What have you thought about Madonna’s career since 1990?
I think it’s amazing that she just keeps going and going – the woman doesn’t stop! I don’t really follow the tours that she does any more, maybe here and there. But kudos to her, she still does what she loves to do. She seems to be happy on stage, despite all the criticism she gets about her age and stuff like that. I hope she is happy.
Do you think she’s a different person from the Madonna you worked with in 1990?
I think so, yeah. I don’t see the same connection between her and her dancers now, that we had back then. If I see little clips, I just don’t see the connection anymore. At the BRIT Awards, when she fell backwards, if it was us seven dancers we would have done something – we would have reacted. To me it was so strange that everybody just froze. I don’t think it’s that intimate anymore. :semifunny::blink:
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She would never have been pulled down the stairs on your watch then?
No, I would have helped! Maybe pulled the cape and make a big magic trick out of it. But I wouldn’t have let her lay there on her back. I just thought that was where you could see the contrast. And we were seven dancers, but now she has 30 or something. We had more fun too. This was 1990. The stuff we did at the time, it wasn’t cool at the time, but now it is cool.
You mean in the show, or the documentary?
Like, me kissing the guys. I still get letters about that! Now everyone is kissing, but at the time people didn’t think it was cool. We were just being ourselves. But it inspired a lot of people just to be yourself, and express yourself. But we did it all without knowing what an impact it would have throughout the world.
What have you been up to in the years since then?
I teach a lot, I do a lot of fashion productions, I do everything. Wherever there is a little thing and they call me to do work, I am there. But still to this day, I get fashion jobs because I worked with Madonna. They still talk about it. And some of these people weren’t even born then! So that’s pretty amazing.
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Do you still get recognised?
Yeah, yeah. Especially in the dance world. Even in clubs or bars, it’s always the same questions: Is she a bitch? What does she eat? Does she work out? Of course she works out! But the documentary is great because it’s a different twist on it.
Well it’s not about her, it’s about you guys.
Yeah, it’s about us, our families, our lives, all the things we were going through, and the things we didn’t share with each other at the time too.
Strike A Pose receives its US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 15. For more information visit tribecafilm.com.

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Nikki    0

putting on a new outfit every day is hard work indeed.

the dancers also often seem to be at madonna's house after SS and MDNA. you cant judge just by watching clips. i dont know if shes close to the japanese dancers, but she seems close to Marvin and other dancers who have been with her for years. the TOD dancers just did one tour (and some 2 tours) with her.

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Love Spent    0

I note In today's interview with Kevin he says Lady Gali works harder than M

He's on the list

http://attitude.co.uk/madonnas-blond-ambition-dancer-kevin-i-didnt-know-i-was-gay-until-i-saw-the-documentary

''I’ve never seen anybody work as hard as Gaga. I don’t know if Madonna could keep up with that. ''

Um...what?!

Get the FUCK out of here!

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kraff78    0

Yeah....stealing ideas and producing constant thoughtless garbage must be taxing. Her fart machine is always on. Gotta get those followers and likes! I guess lesser artists develop their own iconic images, connect with subjects and are original because they take time?! Shocker. Hes a cunt.

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Nikki    0

yeah but it depends on how you look at it. like kraff said, you can work on one image and one project really hard and stick with that for a few months or a year, thats a lot of hard work. he sees gaga doing little things every day as more impressive i guess. he doesnt mean to be nasty he just has another way of looking at things

same @ the comment about artists having less freedom. you can look at it in so many ways. everyone's sensitive these days and whatever you do, it seems to get criticized. you have to be a sweet person licking everyones ass to be liked

not having social media or instant gratification must have been easier. but at the same time there were more taboos and problems with gay rights

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kraff78    0

Good points! I do find it funny he chose that direct comparison however...he could have easily said "artists of today"...I mean, Madonna just did a record breaking six month tour. With everything else going on in her life. Gunt did nothing but instagram and make shitty appearances during that time. Yeah, Madonna could never keep up with Gaga! Lmao.

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Nikki    0

has anyone listened to the interview with andy cohen? I read someone said it's not uploaded on youtube yet but i think it was a radio interview on sirius

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Daphna26    0

Like anybody gives a shit what Kevin thinks

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Andra    0

''I’ve never seen anybody work as hard as Gaga. I don’t know if Madonna could keep up with that. ''

lmao

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Mmmmm    0

No wonder Madonna doesn't want anything to do with them. They seem like bitter spoilt has beens.

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Gus    0

Strange that he spoke well of her a few weeks ago, didn't they say that they were trying to contact her cause they really wanted her to see the movie? One of them said that she would love it.

Maybe he expected her to show some interest or something?

I know it's been decades but i doubt she would want anything to do with them after they sued her...dunno

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Jazzy Jan    0

''I’ve never seen anybody work as hard as Gaga. I don’t know if Madonna could keep up with that. ''

Um...what?!

Get the FUCK out of here!

:lmao: I have heard it all now. Possibly one of the stupidest things I have ever read about Madonna. These dancers are so full of themselves and think they are more important than they are.

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All these damn fag dancers saying they weren't fans before hand meanwhile in TOD Luis clearly states that when Jose goes back to his room after rehearsal he PUMPS LUCKY STAR.

They all try and be so cool. I can't. That's why they stalled.

Also, Kevin saying he didn't know he was gay until he saw the movie. I can't.

When she said the dancers were EMOTIONALLY CRIPPLED she hit the nail on the head.

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