Madonna and the Breakfast Club

Watch the intense trailer for a new docudrama on Madonna

Madonna and the Breakfast Club will document the queen of pop's early years as a drummer

A docudrama about Madonna’s early days before her breakthrough as a modern pop icon is set to be released this year.

Written and directed by Guy Guido, Madonna and the Breakfast Club delves into Madonna’s past as a drummer for the Breakfast Club, a band she formed with ex-lover Dan Gilroy in the late 70s. Featuring interviews with the former bandmates, which includes Gilroy and his brother Ed as guitarists and Angie Smit on bass, the film is based on videos, tapes and love letters that Gilroy has preserved through the years.

Madonna and the Breakfast Club sees actress Jamie Auld taking on the role of a young Madonna, beginning in 1979 in Queens, and reaching its climax on the cusp of her megastardom, leaving the band in 1981 to form new outfit Emmy and the Emmys, and to ultimately pursue her solo career. We see her dominating stages at iconic venues like Max’s Kansas City in New York, and the evolution of her style and musical ability – the empassioned determination and intense ambition of the Ray of Light singer is emphasised. 

It’s still unknown whether Madonna is supportive of the film, but it’s very unlikely given the way she disavowed Blonde Ambition, a biopic on her life that was voted the best of Hollywood’s unproduced scripts in 2016.

“Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story. Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool,” read Madonna’s Instagram, as the biopic made headlines last year, “looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society.”

Watch the trailer below, and check out more of Madonna’s 80s candid photos here.

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