• Episodes 1 and 2

  • Director

    Jesse Vile

  • Executive Producers

    Simon Chinn, Jonathan Chinn, Suzanne Lavery

  • Producer

    Suzette Styler

  • UK-USA-Norway-Sweden-Denmark 2021. 90min

  • UK Distribution

    Prime Video UK

  • Language

    English

In 1979, LA club owner Steve Banerjee gambled on an unlikely idea to attract a week-night crowd: male strippers. Over the next decade, the Chippendales became a global phenomenon, selling out stadiums around the world and redefining notions of masculinity and female desire. But behind the G-strings and the good times lies an astonishing tale of professional rivalry, arson and murder. Jesse Vile’s outrageously enjoyable documentary series is at once layered sociocultural history, gripping true-crime investigation and a carnival of boogying beefcake. Featuring fantastic archive footage and a colourful cast list of former Chippendales, Playboy Bunnies and FBI agents, this is a wild ride into the dark heart of the American fantasy factory. Consider this your homework before the forthcoming feature starring Dev Patel.

Rowan Woods

This series contains flashing images.

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