Inspired by the film, each Beautiful Thing T shirt features a photographic design, combining the film title with the iconic image of Jamie and Ste. In fact, this tee plays homage to the film so well that we dare you not to start belting out Mama Cass lyrics the minute you put it on.
Though Madonna and Truth or Dare factor greatly into Strike a Pose, the film strikes a perfect balance between not becoming more about Madonna (who only appears in archival footage) than the dancers and not shying away from discussions about her and her effect on their lives then and to this very day.
“Having gay characters didn’t seem strange to me. What did end up being strange was having to fight for them. I had to fight for the characters’ sexualities right through the whole process of writing and financing. There were lots of people who wanted to make some of the boys into straight girls or take the boys’ sexuality out of the film.”
Released in 2014 and directed by Ira Sachs, Love Is Strange deals with the complexities of gay marriage in modern American society. Starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, the movie was filmed in New York City, and was nominated for a number of awards, including Outstanding Film at the GLAAD Media Awards.