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Hold Me Down (2017)

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Based on true events, Hold Me Down depicts a day in the life of a 19-year-old single mother in the Bronx who works as a stripper at an illegal nightclub to support her child.

Director:

Niclas Gillis

Writer:

Niclas Gillis
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tianna Allen Tianna Allen ... Chastity
Prince Richard Combs Prince Richard Combs ... Prince
Tanisha Lambright Tanisha Lambright ... Tanisha
Nicole Cochran Adams Nicole Cochran Adams ... Nicole
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anaya Ba Anaya Ba ... Nana
Miranda Collier Miranda Collier ... Silence
Serenity Harris Serenity Harris ... Fayth
Cheryl Juniaus Cheryl Juniaus ... Chastity's Mother
Barbara Moore Barbara Moore ... Miss Ida
Mike Strickland Mike Strickland ... MC
Shavon Thomas Shavon Thomas ... Cakes
Alexis Williams Alexis Williams ... Lilly
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Based on true events, Hold Me Down depicts a day in the life of a 19-year-old single mother in the Bronx who works as a stripper at an illegal nightclub to support her child.

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A moving account of a day in the life of an underground stripper in The Bronx.

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2017 (Sweden) See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A very moving film
1 April 2018 | by sufiosmanSee all my reviews

Director clearly concerned with the plight of women who live in extreme poverty in the US and who are forced into awful circumstances as a result. Relationship between Chastity and Prince speaks to the reduction of all relationships between "man and man" under capitalism to "naked self-interest... callous 'cash payment'" in a moving fashion. Reminds me of the relationship between Clyde and Roberta in 'An American Tragedy'. The film is, however, incredibly bleak, with no vision of an alternative (which one would have sensed had the director been able to really get to the root of the circumstances facing Chastity).


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