This first person documentary follows Julia Query, lesbian/stand-up comedian/peepshow-stripper, and daughter of a feminist activist, on her raucous journey to help organize the only union of strippers in the US. Shot on a variety of formats, the film weaves backstage and dancing footage with labor organizing, street protests, stand-up comedy and comic-book style “animation” making an intelligent and dramatic cutting-edge film. Needing a job to support her comedy habit, Query finds that the most lucrative work available to her is as an exotic dancer at San Francisco’s notorious Lusty Lady Theater. Never shy about her body, she decides to give it a go. She finds a world full of tough, iconoclastic, independent and joyful women whom she quickly comes to love. But Julia learns that these powerful women are outraged at being exploited by club owners.
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Cinema Politica Fredericton Screens: Live Nude Girls Unite! | November 13, 2015 | 180 St. John Street | 7 p.m. | no charge