6.5/10
448
8 user 23 critic

Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 6 October 2000 (USA)
Documentary look at the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show, The Lusty Lady, to unionize. Angered by arbitrary and race-based wage policies, ... See full summary »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

When Shane (Mike Hatton) inherits a gentleman's club from his estranged uncle, he leaves his Midwestern home for Los Angeles. Run by a booze hound (Dave Foley) and employing a dozen out of ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Leggett
Stars: Mike Hatton, Dave Foley, Bree Olson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Georgina throws a sleepover party for her friend Jamie, a moderately successful actress, on the night of Jamie's fiancée's bachelor party. Jill, Jamie, Marcy, Rachel, and Georgina have been... See full summary »

Director: Julianna Lavin
Stars: Dana Delany, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Stevenson
Nude Bowling Party (Video 1995)
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two teams, one consisting of two models and one of two dancers compete in a bowling contest. Since there are prizes both for the winning team and for the sexiest bowler, the four girls ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Williams
Stars: Cory Lane, Taryn Carter, Jacqueline Lovell
Live Nude Comedy (TV Series 2009)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A series that mixes stand-up comedy with burlesque dancers and sketches to make a hysterical, sexy variety show.

Stars: Shannon Elizabeth, Allison Kyler, Aurora Joly
The Nude (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A figure art model is challenged when she works with a photographer for the first time.

Director: Alvin Case
Stars: Natalia Carbullido
Nude I (2010)
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After graduating from high school, young Hiromi (Naoko Watanabe) moves from Niigata to Tokyo to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. She first starts out in the adult film industry ... See full synopsis »

Director: Yûichi Onuma
Stars: Naoko Watanabe, Ken Mitsuishi, Aimi Satsukawa
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A first time documentary filmmaker offers a compelling insight into a devastating reality of breast cancer, as seen through the eyes of several female patients helping demystify the disease... See full summary »

Director: Liliana Komorowska
Stars: Michael Brown, Liliana Komorowska
Nude II (2010)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Adam has just lost the love of his life. He tries to numb the pain by calling up an escort and having her take the place of his dearly departed wife. When both Adam and the call girl, ... See full summary »

Director: E. David Sweeney
Stars: Macleish Day, Kiersten Hall
Magic Boys (2012)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

After witnessing a murder, a hapless pair of misfits escape their own near death experience by posing as male strippers - only to find themselves neck deep in even bigger trouble.

Directors: Róbert Koltai, Éva Gárdos
Stars: Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Tamer Hassan
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Scott Allen
Stars: Summer Altice, Brooke Berry, Kristi Cline
Nude (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

NUDE explores perceptions of nudity in art by chronicling the creative process of photographer David Bellemere as he's commissioned by NU Muses founder Steve Shaw to shoot a fine art calendar of nude photographs.

Director: Tony Sacco
Stars: Keilani Asmus, David Bellemere, Isabella Boemeke
Demon (2013)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

After being cleared in an internal investigation F.B.I. special agent Nicole Diaz is reinstated and sent back home to the town of Oro Negro to help solve several bizarre murders of two ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Walker
Stars: Jasmine Waltz, Michael Placencia, Bill Houskeeper
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Query Julia Query ... Herself - Stripper
Jane Jane ... Herself - Stripper
Siobhan Brooks Siobhan Brooks ... Herself - Stripper (as Siobhan)
Kristina Kristina ... Herself - Stripper
Ellen Ellen ... Herself - Stripper
Darrell Davis ... Himself - General Manager, Lusty Lady (as Darrell)
Scott Scott ... Himself - Support Staff
Star Star ... Herself - Stripper
Joyce Wallace Joyce Wallace ... Herself - Julia's Mother (as Dr. Joyce Wallace)
Stephanie Batey Stephanie Batey ... Herself - SEIU Negotiator
Velvette Velvette ... Herself - Stripper
Elise Elise ... Herself - Support Staff
Johanna Johanna ... Herself - Stripper
Isis Isis ... Herself - Stripper
Summer Summer ... Herself - Stripper
Edit

Storyline

Documentary look at the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show, The Lusty Lady, to unionize. Angered by arbitrary and race-based wage policies, customers' surreptitious video cameras, and no paid sick days or holidays, the dancers get help from the Service Employees International local and enter protracted bargaining with the union-busting law firm that management hires. We see the women work, sort out their demands, and go through the difficulties of bargaining. The narrator is Julia Query, a dancer and stand-up comedian who is reluctant to tell her mother, a physician who works with prostitutes, that she strips. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,673, 20 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,752, 19 November 2000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

I Took the $
Performed by She Mob
Courtesy of Spinster Playtime Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I recommend this true, funny, & INTERESTING mother-daughter story
7 August 2001 | by Lawston_FoundSee all my reviews

Believe it or not, `Live Nude Girls Unite!' is a true, funny and heartfelt mother-daughter story! I saw the film at it's world premiere in San Francisco in the spring of 2000, and I still find myself thinking about it occasionally. It follows a group of dancers at a San Francisco strip club, `The Lusty Lady', as they work and fight to become the world's first unionized sex workers. This is interesting given that The Lusty Lady (TLL), is `women owned and operated', and the customers use coin machines to pay to view the dancers behind glass, so there's no tipping for physical contact between dancers and customers. Under these conditions, you'd think the dancers should have few complaints and no compelling reasons to organize. (Typically dancers pay the clubs a high fee to perform, relying on customer tips for their actual wages, especially tips in exchange for sex). I mean if you've decided to be an exotic dancer, you could be exposed to much worse conditions, right?

Central to the documentary is the story of Julia, a stand-up comedian and one-half of the producing/directing team making the film. Julia has decided to take the opportunity to capture on film her mother's reaction to the news that Julia is an exotic dancer at TLL. Beyond the concern or even horror such a revelation would bring any parent, Julia's mother has seen the worst the sex industry has to offer. She's a physician and advocate for the rights of street prostitutes!

Quite contrary to other user comments, I found the film VERY INTERESTING and applaud the incredible will it took Julia to confront her mother on film, as this event is CRUCIAL TO THE STORY. That moment has the potential to devolve into a Jerry Springer shouting match, but there is a trust and shared intelligence between this mother and her daughter, and they will persevere.

Keep in mind that one of the film makers is a professional comedian, and this is a hilarious film. (One of the funniest moments in the film is some footage borrowed from a popular television news magazine of Julia's mother entertaining and informing a national media figure on her crusade). I highly recommend this documentary.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed