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Angel is a dancer wishing to adopt a child. Stormy is a dancer with a secret with her brother Sully. Jasmine is a poetess who falls in love with Dennis. Jo is a dancer who became pregnant and Jessie is a woman fighting to survive in Hollywood. The link between them is the fact that they dance at Blue Iguana, a strip-club managed by Eddie. Their personal dramas are the theme of this movie. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Several of the poems used in the film were written by cast members ("I Was Driving on the 403" by Ellyn Maybe; "Gone" by Chris Hogan), and Jasmine's poem, "It's Only Love" was written by director, Michael Radford. See more »
Jessie uses her real name as her stage name at the Blue Iguana, something which is forbidden by managers for safety reasons. Even halfway through the film, Stormy is told off by Dave for having mail sent to Marie Hughes, which is her real name. See more »
[Whistling and waving]
Officer? Officer, could... could you help me with... I... Could you help take a picture of my... I want to take a picture of myself in front of this billboard.
Officer Pete Foster:
Is that you?
Officer Pete Foster:
I'm a lot smaller in person.
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A film worth seeing for its process even more than its content
This film was produced through an improv workshop technique. And, since each actor created their own character and contributed to the plot, the results show. The energy of this film crackles off the screen. Since each actor knows their character's history better than anyone else it is impossible for someone to misplay their role. The feeling from this film is incredible and I strongly recommend everyone to see it if only to encourage more films of this type being made.
The story, it should also be noted, is very good. It's one of the best ensemble pieces I have seen in 2000.
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