Stripped Down
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Stripped Down
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'… More

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""Stripped Down" is bad in so many ways I can't help but feel a slightly tender affection for it."
‑ Paul Brunick, New York Times
"As a vague film about the long-term psychological repercussions of childhood rape, Stripped Down is most classifiable as art therapy."
‑ Kalvin Henely, Slant Magazine
"Lacks the delicate tonal control and subtle smarts required for such an intended half-surreal exercise."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"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."
‑ Eric Hynes, Village Voice
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