Strippers

Now that the calculatedly prurient title has snagged your attention, it should be said that actor-director-writer-producer Jorge Ameer's hilariously inept comedy has nothing to do with g-string divas. It instead concerns a high-flying ad executive whose life takes a nose-dive when he's fired from his job. Alan Gardner (Tony Tucci, later...read more

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Now that the calculatedly prurient title has snagged your attention, it should

be said that actor-director-writer-producer Jorge Ameer's hilariously inept

comedy has nothing to do with g-string divas. It instead concerns a

high-flying ad executive whose life takes a nose-dive when he's fired from his

job. Alan Gardner (Tony Tucci, later replaced in classic PLAN 9 fashion by

John Greenlaw) returns home one evening to find a message on his machine

informing him that his services at Rich Richardson & Associates are no longer

required. And that's just the beginning. It seems Alan's gold-digging

fiancée (Kerrie Clark) has been wringing his credit cards dry, his

business manager has been steadily siphoning Alan's money out of his bank

account, and he's being evicted from his luxury apartment building for

non-payment of rent. Next-door neighbor Kevin (Ameer), a freaky inventor of

"adult curiosities," tries to cheer Alan up by taking him to a sleazy bar, but

instead they get beaten up by a thug named Tadpole (Bob Nellis). Alan goes on a series of "humorous" job interviews and is eventually hired by a lecherous

lady boss (Linda Graybel) who treats him like a cheap boytoy. Alan soon quits,

lands a job with a powerful media kingpin (Jeff Seal) and considers having sex

with another man. Aside from a lame twist ending, that's pretty much it. The

rest of the film's running time is devoted to repetitive master shots of

office buildings and endless visits to banks and credit agencies (all of which

seem to be located in different corners of the same office space) where bad

actors recite what sound like payment-past-due notices. The amazing thing is

that this isn't Ameer's first film. Throw in a cheesy soundtrack and

incredibly cheap production design that makes Ed Wood Jr. look like Max

Ophuls, and you've got the makings of a turkey with all the trimmings.

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  • Released: 2000
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Now that the calculatedly prurient title has snagged your attention, it should be said that actor-director-writer-producer Jorge Ameer's hilariously inept comedy has nothing to do with g-string divas. It instead concerns a high-flying ad e… (more)

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