Some of the pivotal pop star moments Madonna's putting in the screenplay include writing her seventh No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Like a Prayer" with Patrick Leonard, "all the way to the end, all the way to the devastating experience with Pepsi," she noted. The notorious accompanying visual directed by Mary Lambert in 1989 stirred controversy for involving scenes with burning crosses and Madonna kissing and later having an erotic encounter with a Black saint in the midst of stigmata and other religious imagery. Pepsi brokered a $5 million deal with the singer at the time that involved an advertisement playing the song, which the company immediately pulled following the video's release.
The film also tells the story of when she first met Jose Gutierez and Luis Camacho Xtravaganza, the couplet of dancers from New York City's 1980s ballroom scene whose involvement in her 1990 No. 1 Hot 100 hit "Vogue" launched the voguing monomania in pop culture. Madame described the scene where the two auditioned for her Blond Ambition World Tour as a "fun" one, which was previously filmed for the Madonna: Truth or Dare musical documentary in 1991.
"They were a very important part of my life for quite a while," she recalled, to which Cody added, "There is some voguing in this film."
Both dancers expressed their excitement about being included in Madonna's untitled auto-biopic on Instagram today (Sept. 11). They posted the same video snippet of her IG Live on their respective accounts, as Gutierez wrote, "THERE IS THE MOMENT THAT I MET LUIS&JOSE" and Camacho wrote, "She was an important part of our lives as well!!"
Madonna confirmed she doesn't plan on portraying herself in the movie, and fans suspect she has her eye on Primetime Emmy-winning Ozark actress Julia Garner after they noticed the "Like a Virgin" singer and her manager Guy Oseary followed the 26-year-old star on Instagram.
"It's not a musical, but there's a lot of music and there's a lot of the actress who will play me singing my songs, but in places where she's supposed to be singing," Madonna explained.
Watch Madonna and Cody's hour-long IG Live Q&A session below.