Great Singer, Terrible Actress

4. Docu-Mental: Truth or Dare (1991)

Madge has had her moments of cinematic brilliance. One of them was a documentary, Truth or Dare (known as In Bed with Madonna outside the US), which featured her backstage on her ‘Blonde Ambition’ tour. The documentary shot when she was at the peak of her success in 1990 did astounding well on the VHS circuit too. Yet, as many Madonna-philes point out, it was still a documentary. It was Madonna as herself, not another persona, something she fails to pull off. Two exceptions to this rule are Evita (more on that later) and Desperately Seeking Susan (check slide number 2).


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