This unique behind-the-scenes documentary deals with the everyday trials of exotic male dancing in North America. The film aptly shows how male dancers have to cope today with the numerous hardships caused by a steady decline of this exotic industry. Audiences will learn what does it take for the male dancers to survive in this rather competitive and demanding exotic industry. At the same time, the film allows the viewer - for the first time - to go behind the scenes and see what is on the other side of the stage, something that has never before been seen on TV. Written by
I think there's a story buried in these male strip clubs, but the people who put together this documentary didn't expose it.
The interviews with the dancers at this particular Canadian strip joint are strange and often difficult to understand. They're also few and far between; we get a few lines of explanation about why these men have chosen their line of work, how it affects their families and relationships, and how their view of women has changed now that they're paid to entertain them.
Beyond that, it's 90+ minutes of repetitive hip-hop music, onstage dance sequences (you can even pick out identical footage that is reused two and three times throughout the film!), a lot of women screaming, and a few brief glimpses of nudity. There was surely a deeper tale to tell about these men and their clientele; perhaps someone else will tackle the subject at some point and do it justice.
As for this one? Don't waste your hour and a half!
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