Stripped Down (2011)





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An audit by a judgmental IRS agent becomes the catalyst for surreal transformation. This serpentine thriller transcends the exploitation genre, as a streetwise ex-stripper turns retribution into redemption. Now managing the strip club owned by her venal spouse, Lily hides the club's illicit activities from the taxman... until her husband takes advantage of an innocent runaway sending Lily down an unforeseeable path. Stripped Down was inspired by the filmmakers' rape/sodomy as a sixteen year-old college student. Through this experience, she empathizes with the 'out of body' expression on the faces of these women. -- (C) Official Site
Comedy , Drama
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Ian Ziering
as Francis
Bre Blair
as Wren
Mitzi Martin
as Estella
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Critic Reviews for Stripped Down

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

"Stripped Down" is bad in so many ways I can't help but feel a slightly tender affection for it.

Full Review… | August 25, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

Lacks the delicate tonal control and subtle smarts required for such an intended half-surreal exercise.

Full Review… | August 24, 2011
Top Critic

It's a thriller, it's a strip-club soap opera, it's an inner-child reclamation inspirational -- it's really unpleasant to look at.

Full Review… | August 23, 2011
Village Voice
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As a vague film about the long-term psychological repercussions of childhood rape, Stripped Down is most classifiable as art therapy.

Full Review… | August 24, 2011
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Stripped Down

I was expecting some sort of thriller and got a really poorly acted drama with absolutely nothing to say.

Bobby LePire
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