Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary


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Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Documentary
Studio: First Run Features
Format: DVD Audio
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 15

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Movie Reviews

Don't let the cover fool you
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Despite the tawdry cover, this is a great flick done with inteligence and humour. It's sexy and has flesh but only to show the working conditions of the stripper-activists. The mother-daughter story is compelling and hilarious!
It won Best Documentary at the San Francisco Film Festival. The lines went around the block. It's the kind of film you want your friends to see."
Strippers Unite
cactus writer | 07/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary is about a group of strippers in San Francisco who fight to start a union. Now they have the only union of exotic dancers in the U.S. The women decided unite when they realized they were being illegally filmed by customers in special one-way mirrors. Using a consumer grade Hi8 camera, first time director Query filmed the actions of the workers. She is also a performance artist and stand-up comic, who started dancing as a way to pay the bills."
Insightful, scholarly, funny
cactus writer | Arizona, USA | 12/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must-see for anyone interested in sex workers' rights. Dancers at the Lusty Lady were being exploited by management - being paid poor wages, having no changing area, and being racially discriminated against. Query tells the story of how the women not only confronted management, but also picketed in front of the peep show. She shows you the inside of the peep booths, where customers stand, and the layout of the whole place. As she tells this story, she also tells her own coming out story - how she tells her mother she's not quite straight... A truly queer film, and one of the few that is able to celebrate sex work while still highlighting the abuses in the industry.The film contains interviews with other sex workers, partial nudity, and some frank language."