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DOCUMENTARY: SHAKEDOWN BY LEILAH WEINRAUB

Posted by Anne van Lingen on

Directed by Leilah Weinraub, 'SHAKEDOWN' is a stream-of-consciousness, nonfiction narrative about the queer women and men who populated the lesbian strip club scene in Los Angeles 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 2018 film, Pornhub's first non-adult production, 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' chronicles the explicit performances and personal relationships of the party’s dancers and organizers including Ronnie-Ron, Shakedown Productions’ creator and emcee; Mahogany, the legendary “mother” of the community; Egypt, their star performer; and Jazmine, the “Queen” of Shakedown.

WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY HERE