Madonna Girl (also known as Madonna Girl Dale and Brittney Girl Dale) is a trans performer who, for many years lived in Baltimore, MD. They regularly performed dressed as pop-singers Madonna, Brittney Spears, and Ke$ha on stretch of road in suburban Baltimore called Ritchie Highway. Madonna Girl is in in their 40’s and has been performing publicly since the 1980s. They moved to North Carolina where they continue to perform.
I began filming a short documentary about Madonna Girl in 2018. After they moved to NC, it became logistically difficult to continue filming them. I am hoping to make this project as a means of re-thinking the project and utilize the material beyond the traditional screening realm. In addition, Madonna Girl is a fan of several female pop stars and in many ways, their performances are a means to channel their fandom while also asserting their identity as a trans person. Making a fan page for someone who is a fan could be an interesting way to continue exploring a documentary project.