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Madhouse Mecca (2018)

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When an underwhelmed housewife meets a mischievous exotic dancer with a taste for trouble, an unlikely friendship is formed that will change their lives forever.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kristina Ellery ... Lena / Stripper
Erica Jenkins ... Sara / Wife
Tony Denman ... Jarrod / Husband
Scott Evans ... Greg / Sara's workmate
Mykie Fisher ... Rick
David Keith ... Harlen / Lena's father
Chris Lamica ... Steven / Greg's friend
Tera Patrick ... Romi / Lena's boss
Colodius I.S.J. Cook II Colodius I.S.J. Cook II ... John John / Bodyguard
Aristle Jones IV Aristle Jones IV ... Bartender #1
Kameron Peters Kameron Peters ... Bartender #2
Bryan C. Rohr Bryan C. Rohr ... Stranger #1 (as Bryan Rohr)
Tra'Waan Coles Tra'Waan Coles ... Stranger #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arron Ashford Arron Ashford ... Light Rail Passenger
Christine Ashford Christine Ashford ... Light Rail Passenger
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After an academic injustice, Lena struggles to find purpose in her life. To make ends meet, she dances at a strip-club known to locals as "mecca." Her rebellious nature causes tension with her estranged father Harlen and her new female boss Romi. Sara is a young waitress who's an underwhelmed housewife and always lived by society's rules. Marrying her first love, Jarrod straight out of high school seemed like a good idea at the time, but the monotony of living paycheck to paycheck with nothing to show for it begins to create a divide between her and her blue-collared husband. One night, during a chance encounter, Lena helps Sara causing a fresh yet dangerous friendship to flourish as Sara is lured into a dark yet oddly compelling world. Written by lament

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Language:

English

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Madhouse Mecca won Best Editing at the 2018 Beverly Hills Film Festival in Los Angeles. See more »

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A surprisingly well-done independent film
16 May 2019 | by attila-698-252301See all my reviews

I have to admit my expectations were not all that high when I selected MM on Amazon Prime late one night. Boy, was I in for a surprise. The story involves the states of mind and relationships intertwined between two very different yet similarly conflicted women. One is an exotic dancer with much baggage, while the other is a housewife with disappointments and conflicts with her marriage. They two meet via a shared circle of friends and go on to have a brief tryst which changes both of their lives. The acting is professional and well done, and I give a particular nod to Tera Patrick who does a very credible job of playing the strip-club manager.


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