Friday, March 30

Special Events ArchiveWicked Queer 2018

Shakedown

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shakedown

Director Leilah Weinraub in Person for Q+A!

Directed by Leilah Weinraub | 82 min | English | USA

‘Shakedown’ was a series of parties founded by and for African American women in Los Angeles that featured go-go dancing and strip shows for the city’s lesbian underground scene. Inspired by transwoman Mahogany who, as the mother of the scene, presided over queer strip shows and balls for non-heterosexual audiences in the 1980s, butch Ronnie Ron created, produced and presented the new shows. In them, the largely female clientele from the ‘hood’ slipped dollar notes into lap dancers’ panties while celebrating lesbian sexuality to pulsating hip-hop beats.

For Mature Audiences Only

This event is proud to be co-presented by: The LOCS Collective  and Roxbury International Film Festival