4.6/10
73
3 user

The Naked Truth (2003)

Exposing it all at The G-Spot becomes unbearable work for three financially-stressed females, but for the shrewd strip club owner, mixing business with pleasure and corruption has always been just another day at the job.

Director:

Ray Culpepper

Writer:

Ray Culpepper
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Leland L. Jones ... Salem Newport
Diondre Cheatam Diondre Cheatam ... Jamal
Neal R. Hazard Neal R. Hazard ... Detective Fowler
Ray Culpepper Ray Culpepper ... Maurice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ki Toy Johnson Ki Toy Johnson ... Belinda
Tiana Paige Johnson Tiana Paige Johnson
Xavier Rivers ... Butch
Smokey Smokey ... Dancer in Dressing Room
Trinita Turner Trinita Turner
Edit

Storyline

Exposing it all at The G-Spot becomes unbearable work for three financially-stressed females, but for the shrewd strip club owner, mixing business with pleasure and corruption has always been just another day at the job.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

mini skirt | upskirt | panties | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Finally Atlanta's best kept secret is exposed.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language, drug content and some violence
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

A-Town Filmworks Inc. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pretty good...
26 June 2004 | by KALE808See all my reviews

Although this movie has a lot in common with Ice Cube's theatrically released "Player's Club," which clearly had a bigger budget, "The Naked Truth" is in some ways a better film. Where "Player's Club" was episodic, "The Naked Truth" goes for slice of life; where "Player's Club" was melodramatic, "The Naked Truth" achieves such verisimilitude that at times it feels like a documentary.

Writer/director Ray Culpepper really got some nuanced performances from his cast. Unlike many African American movies, which feel like they're straining to mimic the lingo on the streets, the characters in this movie don't sound like Ebonics poster children, but rather true to the black community.

The story, about three economically distressed women looking to escape their financial despair though dancing at a club, is fairly routine stuff. But because these women's predicaments don't feel concocted and they never come off as victims, what could've been a hackneyed plot takes on an added dimension as the believability of these girls stories draws us in. As just one example, when the main dancer, Cat, gets "caught up" drinking Hennessey and playing cards with a couple self-proclaimed movie producers, what ensues could have played as a maudlin gang rape scene. Instead, when Cat wakes up the next morning with only faint memories of the previous night's escapades (brief flashback scenes straddle the fence between rough sex and rape), she surmises: "I don't know what they put in my drink, but I should have known: You can't trust no one from the club."

Finally, for those fans that rented this mainly for Ki Toy Johnson, you won't be disappointed. Ms. Johnson has decent acting chops (note the payphone scene where she realizes she doesn't have a way to get back to her job) and there are enough sexy shots of her to justify the rental. However, in the sexiness department Tiana Johnson as Cat is the real stand out of this movie.

Bottom line: While this movie is not without flaws (e.g., it feels slow in parts and has too many gratuitous strip club scenes that don't feature the main players), I still consider it well worth the rental. Thumbs up!


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed