SHAKEDOWN

Opens Dec 14, 2018

SHAKEDOWN is the story of Los Angeles' black lesbian strip club scene and its genesis. Owned and operated by women, underground and illegal in nature, the club Shakedown is the darker, faster, younger iteration of this dance culture. The film is a window into this world. Shakedown emerged from a post-RIOTS, post-OJ, post-integration but still very racially divided Los Angeles. In this divided city Shakedown is an independent, all black and all female cash economy.

"SHAKEDOWN — being neither a commercial spectacle nor a didactic case study but a torrent of curiosity and fantasy — makes space for itself." (Cassie da Costa, New Yorker)