Urban Myths: Madonna & Basquait. Image shows from L to R: Jean-Michel Basquiat (Calvin Demba), Madonna (Sophie Kennedy Clark). Copyright: Wildcard Films.

Urban Myths: Madonna & Basquait

Sky Arts comedy drama about Madonna. 1 episode in 2019. Stars Sophie Kennedy Clark, Calvin Demba, David Bamber, Paul Kaye and others.

Urban Myths: Madonna & Basquait. Image shows from L to R: Drunk (David Bamber), Jean-Michel Basquiat (Calvin Demba), Madonna (Sophie Kennedy Clark), Homeless Man (Paul Kaye). Copyright: Wildcard Films.

Urban Myths: Madonna & Basquait

Comedy drama about Madonna and her relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2019
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Starring
Sophie Kennedy Clark, Calvin Demba, David Bamber, Paul Kaye, Mollie Lambert, Chase Brown, Joe Hill, Simon Harris and Sarah Solemani
Writer
Sarah Solemani
Directors
Adam Wimpenny and Sarah Solemani
Producers
Adam Morane-Griffiths and Joe Hill

Before she was famous, Madonna had a short but passionate and influential relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat, a pioneer and darling of the 1980s New York art scene. Basquiat was riding high while Madonna was a coat check girl, but she already had the self-belief to know she had something special.

This myth takes place across one night on the New York subway, just before she infamously door-stepped music producer Seymour Stein at his hospital bedside where he signed her on the spot. This is a poignant moment, before Basquiat's untimely death and just before Madonna broke through to "take over the motherfucking world".

Production Details

Part of

Urban Myths

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 15th May 2019 on Sky Arts at 9pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at 12:00am

Website links