Screen Junkies » strippers http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:59:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Ben Stiller To Invent Chippendales http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ben-stiller-to-invent-chippendales/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ben-stiller-to-invent-chippendales/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:59:37 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260765 Your aunt thanks him.

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He’s made a mint by dancing around inside fat suits, now Ben Stiller is hoping to be successful doing the opposite of that. He’s signed on to star in I Am Chippendales, which sadly isn’t a male revue version of I Am Legend. Stiller will play Nick DeNoia, “the former choreographer/partner who helped conceive the idea for the dance troupe [Chippendales] with [Somen "Steve"] Banerjee and attorney Steve Nahin and played a big part in the expansion of the act on a global level.”

American Beauty and True Blood writer Alan Ball will write and direct so definitely expect to see Stiller more nude than you’d like. (Variety)

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The 6 Best Stripper Portrayals In All Of Modern Cinema http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-6-best-stripper-portrayals-in-all-of-modern-cinema/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-6-best-stripper-portrayals-in-all-of-modern-cinema/#comments Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:33:26 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249103 How can only one of them be topless? What kind of god would allow this?

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Channing Tatum is bringing male strippers back into the public consciousness with Magic Mike, a film that supposedly chronicles Tatum’s days as a dancer leading up to his star turns in such films as G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and The Vow, two films that I will never, ever, ever see. While the movie looks like a good, fun romp (how could it not be with Matthew McConaughey?), it reminds us that male strippers exist, so let’s get back to the female ones for a moment and remember what it means to REALLY be a stripper.

Demi Moore – Striptease

Word on the street was that Demi Moore made $12 million to play a stripper in this (tragically) PG-13 rated film, breaking the record for biggest single payday to an actress. Unfortunately, if you’re not going full-frontal, you’re going to leave a lot of people wondering what exactly the point of a stripper movie is.

I don’t know, because I never saw it. And I wasn’t alone, as the giant payday seemed to be just more money down the drain as this film didn’t appeal to the perverts, certainly not families, and the “single mom” plotline didn’t do much to win the hearts and minds of single-parent families anywhere, so the nation let out a catcall at Demi’s tight body on the billboards and magazine ads, then forget about the whole damn thing.

Salma Hayek – Dogma

It’s not often that a stripper can serve as a genuine muse. For the most part, they just convince you to buy them a Mustang convertible so they can drop out of dental hygienist school. But Salma shows the way to the protagonists in Dogma, and does so by looking pretty damn good in pigtails while shaking her shit to “Candy Girl” by New Edition.

Natalie Portman – Closer

It’s not easy to get past all the emotional baggage that runs rampant in this film about lust and infidelity, but if you divorce yourself from those emotions (you know, like a sociopath), then maybe you can just take her at face value. By that I mean you’ll enjoy her body and pink wig. Clive Owen sure did.

It was also in this film that Natalie Portman, wig and all, drew the inevitable comparisons to Julia Roberts. I think she’s got Pretty Woman beat by a country mile, but it isn’t about me. It’s about you, dear reader. Is there any chance that Julia Roberts has out-sexied Natalie at any point of their careers?

Elizabeth Berkley – Showgirls

Elizabeth Berkley makes the cut not because I carry a fondness for Jessie Spano, but because her Nomi character exhibits qualities I often find in other strippers. Namely, she’s dumb and I don’t care about her.

While her tale was ostensibly supposed to be a tragic one about a dancer who lost her way while pursuing stardom in Vegas, she doesn’t manage to evoke much sympathy. Rather, she just makes us nod our heads and say, “Yup. That’s what happens when you’re that special combination of naïve, credulous, and dumb. You get eaten alive.” Fortunately, it’s not all life lessons, as she has some truly bizarre sex in a swimming pool that is probably the most memorable scene of a not-at-all memorable film.

Salma Hayek – From Dusk Till Dawn

Two entries for Selma! Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to get her typecast over and over and over again as a stripper, but it did mean we got to see her shake that ass in a bikini all over during two separate and wildly disparate films. Robert Rodriquez’s From Dusk Til Dawn could very well serve as the anti-Dogma. Rather than playing a helpful muse, Hayek’s Dawn character gets turned on by the site of blood and instigates a bar-wide feeding frenzy that kills just about everyone.

Which Hayek stripper was sexier? That’s just a matter of taste.

Jessica Alba – Sin City

In yet another instance of America watering down the greatest things in the nation to appease the bland taupe tastes of the masses, Alba’s character had been drawn nude in the Frank Miller graphic novels, you know, because she’s a stripper. Well, Alba thought that her appearing nude would upset her father, which is probably true, but it would also likely delight millions of other men. If you want to make a sexy stripper omelet, ya gotta break some stripper eggs.

Covered breasts aside, Alba, like so many other actors in this film, offers a sultry side that many didn’t think she had in her.

Strangely, out of the five entrants here (with Hayek getting two nods), only one – Berkeley – got topless for her role as a stripper, suggesting that maybe these women aren’t as method as we had hoped. In the future, as much as we like seeing our favorite stars taking the stage, we should root for the relative unknowns so that we’re not stuck with something like Lindsay Lohan’s I Know Who Killed Me, a film so bad I wasn’t even sure I wanted to mention it. Terrible stuff. Do. Not. Watch.

But the other’s on this list are good for some mild erotica like it’s 7th grade up in this piece.

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“Go-Go” Power Rangers http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-photos/go-go-power-rangers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-photos/go-go-power-rangers/#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2011 13:00:35 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=227165 Power Rangers Party Down...

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“Rangers gotta pay for those Zords somehow…..”

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21 Sexy Cinematic Strippers http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/21-sexy-cinematic-strippers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/21-sexy-cinematic-strippers/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:15:56 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216404 If there's one thing we love more than movies, it's strippers.

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We here at Screen Junkies love movies. But if there’s one thing we love more than movies, it’s strippers. Granted, when you write for a film and television website, it’s not like the ladies are beating down your door, so strippers are more of a necessity. And even though we know they are just after our money, we love them just the same.

Given our love of movies and our love of strippers, it makes sense that we’re big fans of putting the two things together. Like chocolate and peanut butter, movies and strippers are a natural fit. That’s why we spent the past eight months compiling this list of the sexiest cinematic strippers of all time. God bless these girls. And god bless you, dear reader. Your page views pay my salary, which in turn pays for my stripper habit. I owe you.

Elizabeth Berkley – Showgirls (1995)

A lot of people would have placed this film further down on the list. But damn it, I’m not playing that game. The “so bad it’s good” card can only take you so far. And the truth is, it’s not bad enough to warrant the ironic praise it gets. Even so, Elizabeth Berkley on the pole is not hard to watch.

Julie Andrews – Darling Lili (1970)

I bet you weren’t expecting to see Maria from The Sound of Music on this list. Well, too bad. She played at burlesque dancer in Darling Lili, and burlesque dancer is just another way of saying stripper. If you freeze frame the strip scene, you can actually see her nipples. Something tells me you’re not impressed by that. Well neither was her costar, Rock Hudson.

Gillian Jacobs – choke (2008)

If you think Gillian Jacobs is great on “Community,” you’ll love her in Choke. I’m basing that entirely off the fact that she shows her cans. It has nothing to do with her performance.

Kobe Tai – Very Bad Things (1998)

Granted, a dead stripper isn’t the sexiest thing in the world, but when it’s pornstar Kobe Tai, it’s still pretty hot. And she’s not dead for the whole film, so that’s a plus.

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Tony Scott Snaps on the Chippendales Bowtie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tony-scott-snaps-on-the-chippendales-bowtie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/tony-scott-snaps-on-the-chippendales-bowtie/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Who knew Tony Scott had it in him. According to Variety, Scott has taken a liking to Chippendales, the formal male strippers in bowties, cufflinks, and, a must for any fancy event, leather pants.With a tone similar to the Scott-directed "True Romance," pic will follow the improbable rise and fall of Chippendales creator Steve Banerjee, who went from pumping gas in Culver City to running a high-end nightclub that evolved into Chippendales. After hiring a New York choreographer to polish the all-male dance troupe, Banerjee became wildly rich, as well as unreasonably competitive and paranoid. Banerjee hired a hitman to murder the choreographer when negotiations went sour. After being arrested, Banerjee died in jail awaiting trial.Now that's a Cinderella story if I've ever heard one. Minus the contract killing and all-male dance troupe. In regard to casting, no actors are attached yet, but there's gotta be a part in there somewhere for Denzel Washington. I could show you a photoshopped picture now of Denzel's head on a Chippendale's body, but I'm not gonna 'cause you want it too much.

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Who knew Tony Scott had it in him. According to Variety, Scott has taken a liking to Chippendales, the formal male strippers in bowties, cufflinks, and, a must for any fancy event, leather pants.

With a tone similar to the Scott-directed "True Romance," pic will follow the improbable rise and fall of Chippendales creator Steve Banerjee, who went from pumping gas in Culver City to running a high-end nightclub that evolved into Chippendales. After hiring a New York choreographer to polish the all-male dance troupe, Banerjee became wildly rich, as well as unreasonably competitive and paranoid. Banerjee hired a hitman to murder the choreographer when negotiations went sour. After being arrested, Banerjee died in jail awaiting trial.

Now that’s a Cinderella story if I’ve ever heard one. Minus the contract killing and all-male dance troupe. In regard to casting, no actors are attached yet, but there’s gotta be a part in there somewhere for Denzel Washington. I could show you a photoshopped picture now of Denzel’s head on a Chippendale’s body, but I’m not gonna ’cause you want it too much.

 

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