Shakedown


About:

In this intimate and skillfully crafted documentary, we are taken deep into the world of Los Angeles’s African-American lesbian club scene. At this legendary weekly party, dancers like Egypt, who found her way to the stage by accident, and Mahogany, the Queen Bee and mother of the clan, spill their hearts out both behind the scenes and on stage. We are confronted with the realities of their lives as they navigate personal and professional relationships with fans, club owner Ronnie, and each other. When one of many police raids sends the club into chaos, everyone must decide what their next move is. This film is a window into the rarely-seen-on-screen world of black female pleasure.

SAT | July 21 | CAAM | 8:30 PM


Director: Leilah Weinraub

USA | 82 minutes | 2018

Pre Screening Reception:

CAAM Lobby | 7:00 – 8:30 PM