Perry says Madge's 'Truth or Dare' is 'amazing, because it caught her at a time when she was a bit more vulnerable.'
By James Dinh
Much like her pop-star peers, Katy Perry cites Madonna as a big influence, especially on her "Part of Me" 3-D concert movie, which hits theaters July 5, which was partially inspired by the Queen of Pop's 1991 film "Truth or Dare."
In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, the always-colorful starlet spoke about her upcoming big-screen adventure and how "Truth or Dare" led to its creation.
"Madonna is everything to me, and that movie is amazing, because it caught her at a time when she was a bit more vulnerable," Perry said of the film, which chronicled the icon's Blond Ambition Tour. "I wanted to do that too, to capture a snapshot of who I am now so that I can remind myself what I've lost if I ever do become totally jaded."
The topics covered in "Part of Me" include the singer's strict, religious upbringing, being dropped from her label early in her career and her candy-coated California Dreams Tour. Perry, who spent much of 2011 and early 2012 on the trek, explained that her interest in documenting her life began even before the tour started.
"When we started to book these really big venues, I felt like I was going all in," she said. "And I figured that by the end of it, I'd be bankrupt, or else I'd look like the smartest music businesswoman of my age, and I thought either outcome would be interesting."
More importantly, the chart-topper wanted the general public to see how the Katy Perry machine really works.
On Tuesday, the trailer for the anticipated flick surfaced, appeasing Katy Cats for the time being. In the two-minute preview, Katy's rise to stardom remains a key theme of the film as flashback footage and photos of the singer's younger days is shown.
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