A corporate lawyer, after finding her husband in bed with his lover, decides her life needs a new direction and chucks in her job, to open a strip club.


Alan Brash




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Series cast summary:
Luanne Gordon Luanne Gordon ...  Melissa Walker 40 episodes, 2002-2003
Renée Ellwood Renée Ellwood ...  Paige Walker 40 episodes, 2002-2003
Jodie Rimmer ...  Kathryn Moore 39 episodes, 2002-2003
Mark Sant Mark Sant ...  Ian 39 episodes, 2002-2003
Dion Murphy Dion Murphy ...  Daniel 39 episodes, 2002-2003
David Fane ...  Jack Sione 37 episodes, 2002-2003
Robbie Magasiva ...  Adam Lima 32 episodes, 2002-2003
Craig Hall ...  Clint 31 episodes, 2002-2003
Stephen Bain Stephen Bain ...  Glenn Walker 29 episodes, 2002-2003
Janice Finn Janice Finn ...  Leslie Lonsdale 27 episodes, 2002-2003
Eddie Campbell Eddie Campbell ...  Vince Cleaver 20 episodes, 2002-2003
Susana Lei'ataua Susana Lei'ataua ...  Samara Sione 19 episodes, 2002
Mike Edward ...  Finn 19 episodes, 2003
Michelle Langstone ...  Tre 18 episodes, 2003
Boyd Bishop Boyd Bishop ...  Richard 18 episodes, 2003


A corporate lawyer, after finding her husband in bed with his lover, decides her life needs a new direction and chucks in her job, to open a strip club.

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Life should be fun.


Comedy | Drama



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Release Date:

4 March 2002 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Meski striptiz See more »

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Production Co:

The Gibson Group See more »
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Did You Know?


I Had Forgotten About You
Written by Paul Kelly (as P.Kelly) Mushroom Music Publishing
Performed by Paul Kelly
Licenced Courtesy of Festival Mushroom Records
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One of New Zealands few successful comedies
20 June 2002 | by gordianknotSee all my reviews

The Strip follows the life of Melissa – a happily married lawyer with a sixteen-year-old daughter whose life fell into disarray in one day when she discovered her husband, Glenn was having an affair with another man and her daughter Paige was experimenting with bulimia. What to do? Well of course – get rid of the husband, drop the job, move out with the daughter and…buy a strip club! Throughout the show we get to learn all about Melissa, Paige, Glenn, Melissa's kooky mother, Leslie and her wayward friend Kath, not to mention a mysterious stripper Adam, that Mel has her eye on. Other, more minor characters also keep the tempo upbeat and amusing. Terrific fantasy sequences can be found in the show, which are, quite frankly, a billion times funnier than those of the waning show Ally McBeal. The Strip is nothing short of a hilarious show made even better high quality acting and dancing. Don't be disillusioned by Shortland Street – The Strip proves that not only can we make quality drama in New Zealand; we can make quality comedy too.

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