The Truth About Madonna’s New Documentary

Documentaries about famous figures are all the rage, with stars like Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears finding themselves the subjects of undeniably intriguing docs. However, back in 1991, Madonna released her own documentary titled Truth or Dare.

The “concert film and documentary … chronicled, with extraordinary access and results, Madonna’s Blond Ambition tour,” according to The New York Times. Following the singer both on and off stage, the footage captured both the professional demands that she faced (and slayed) as well as private moments that gave fans a revealing glimpse at who the star really is in all aspects of her life. The documentary also had a supporting cast in Madonna’s back-up dancers and concert crew, not to mention an appearance by both her brother and her boyfriend at the time, actor Warren Beatty.

Years after Truth or Dare‘s release, The New York Times noted that it “has transcended cult-classic status and been elevated to the modern canon by pop obsessives and queer audiences of a certain generation.” That’s surely just one of the reasons Madonna’s fans were thrilled when, as the Daily Mail pointed out in February 2021, she began “teasing a ‘concert film’ of her Madame X tour and sharing behind-the-scenes videos of her latest project to Instagram.” And now, we know even more about the star’s new documentary.

Madonna has teamed up with Netflix

If you’re a fan of Madonna, then you’re going to want to make sure that your Netflix subscription is paid up. That’s because the music industry legend has teamed up with the streaming service in order to release her new documentary. According to the Daily Mail, “the ‘one-off special’ will … include footage from her recent Madame X tour,” which saw her on the road “throughout 2019 and 2020 as her Madame X alter ego.” Those who attended the tour will know that concert-goers were “banned … from using their mobiles in order to keep shows ‘intimate’ and ‘interactive.'” That means the documentary will likely include things that viewers have never seen before.

Beyond that, the documentary will apparently let fans in on what Madonna went through when it comes to the “knee and hip injuries” she endured which, in turn, “forced the star to cancel some tour dates after she was ordered to rest by doctors.”

“Madonna quite literally put blood, sweat, and tears into the Madame X tour and she wants this documentary to show it off for the spectacle that it was,” a source told The Sun. “She’s never been the type to fade into the background, so viewers will definitely get to witness her dry sense of humor.” The insider added that the star had “spent weeks watching ­previews and helping to edit the footage at home in the U.S. and is very hands-on with it.” We have no doubt that fans will appreciate the personal touch.

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