Stripped (2002)

Stripped
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 14mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John Rosenblatt Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Valerie Barnes Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Josh Horowitz Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Rob Klug Cinematographer n/a 402 6000005
Jill Morley Cinematographer n/a 402 6000006
Jill Morley Other inspired by play("True Confessions of a Go-Go Girl") 120795 26000001
Nelson Ryland Editor n/a 172 7000001
Peter Klusman Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Jill Morley Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Susan Actor n/a 1 1000003
Vicki Actor n/a 1 1000002
Angela Actor n/a 1 1000004
Jill Morley Director n/a 2 2000001
Nelson Ryland Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jill Morley Producer n/a 3 3000001
Billie Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
"Come out on stage with a smile and a G-string!" That was the advice director Jill Morley got for her first stripper job at Billy's, a neighborhood topless place. The dancers earned $14/set (plus tips)- better than what Jill and other college arts graduates could make. On learning dance skills, she moves to a "gentleman's club". There she meets other dancers and receives the most important advice: keep your career separate from your private life. This documentary is about the dancers and what it takes to have such work. It's sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, always thoughtful. Billie, Vicki, Susan, Angela- we learn from their stories. Go-go dancing is a job, not a sex life; it's addicting. It's being sexy, not sexual; and it requires a lot. The work can be demoralizing, demeaning- but only if you think it so. A dancer observes, better to be the 'bad girl' who sees what men, some men, are really like, then the 'good girl' who doesn't.