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Stripped - Exposing the Business of Baring It All (2001)

Beth Schakatt , Susan Walsh , Jill Morley  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Beth Schakatt, Susan Walsh
  • Directors: Jill Morley
  • Producers: Jill Morley, Nelson Ryland, David Clair
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Vanguard Cinema
  • DVD Release Date: August 27, 2002
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000687G8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,536 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Stripped - Exposing the Business of Baring It All" on IMDb

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Billie danced to support herself as an actress. As much as she loved women who tore their clothes off in MGM Musicals, she had a love/hate relationship with topless dancing. Vicki had chin and cheek implants and two breast augmentations and felt a lot better about herself. With an MFA from NYU, she found stripping the most lucrative dance. Angela was shark- like in her approach to extracting dollars from men. She said she didn't think sexually when she worked but used "shrewd business tactics." Susan wrote for The Village Voice and danced to support herself and her son. She detested stripping but continued doing it. She said she was addicted. Then theres Jill, the director, the stripper. She wrote and performed in True Confessions of a Go-Go Girl to critical acclaim including NY Times, Backstage, Extra! and Penthouse. "Six years ago I became a stripper. I had the kind of access and privy that is only made available to those inside the trade. By profiling four other dancers, and myself, I explored the inner workings of exotic dancing: the women who want to try it, those who enjoy it, and those who want to quit. They all spoke openly about their occupation, breast implants, empowerment and exhibitionism. All of them feel deeply conflicted about stripping. By the end of Stripped, two out of five woman die because of their entrenchment in this lifestyle. Vanguard Cinema Release Date: 8/27/2002. Run Time: 78 minutes.

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How refreshing!!! August 8, 2002
Finally, a doc that tells the truth about strippers!!!
I used to dance, so this film really appealed to me. The women were sexy, fascinating, and intelligent. It was cool to see how articulate women view the industry.
Last year, I watched G-String Divas in horror! There was not one ounce of truth in it. Just a softcore service for its viewers. STRIPPED drives home the reasons why women dance, why it's soooo hard for them to quit and how it can be quite addictive in so many ways. Very moving and insightful.
Thanks for making a movie like this!!!! If anyone wants to be blown away by truthful storytelling abut this industry, BUY STRIPPED!
Bravo Jill!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An intelligent film about a sometimes dirty profession October 23, 2003
Since Jill Morley worked as a dancer she tells the true story of the profession. If you don't want to spoil the illusion or fantasy about women in this profession then this isn't the film for you. It is about women on the job and like most jobs some hate it and some love it but mainly they are there to make a living just like everyone else. This film is not about the titilation you get from most films on the subject but about real people with real lives. (Some of which are tragic.) So if you are interested in a truthful look behind the glitter this is for you.
Now I can hardly wait for Ms. Morley's next film which will be about the neo-burlesque movement.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars funny, smart, moving...what more could you want? March 1, 2006
I've seen this film several times and every time it's made me laugh...and cry. Director Jill Morley gives us honest-as-hell, fully rendered portraits of 5 dancers who emerge as funny, smart women dealing with different degrees of emotional damage. Along the way we meet the male characters that populate this world, from the illusion-free sweetheart who drives his "girls" to and from the clubs to the tipsy customer who tells Jill, "I would never sleep with a go-go dancer...I'd bleep her and go home!" A very entertaining and insightful film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Revealing expose of exotic dancing January 18, 2003
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STRIPPED is a mildly interesting documentary in which film maker Jill Morley profiles several women from different backgrounds who are strippers, and the circumstances in their lives that led them to this line of work. Morley herself decides to try dancing. When she goes in to try out as a dancer the guy who does the auditions has "sleazeball" written all over him. She soon experiences first hand how pathetic some men can be around topless dancers. (Sure, I've made my share of comments about breasts and buttocks in some of my reviews but I'm not about to treat ANYBODY like that. Believe it or not, The Vidiot is actually quite a nice guy). The women's eventual paths are not all rose tinted either, one dies during cosmetic surgery while another mysteriously disappears; reportedly murdered by a cult. Sobering stuff. While STRIPPED is not up to the standards of some other documentaries in the same vein, it is still worth a look.
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