First of all, why the heck is IMDb giving Briana Evigan, Carmen Electraand Stacey Dash billing over Ali Cobrin? Ali is the star of this movie,followed by Robert Hoffman. Dash is virtually not in it. Maybe sheappeared in such a tiny role as a favor to a friend. Evigan and Electraare in it a tad bit more, but not a whole lot.<br><br>Anyway, after getting the billing problem out of the way, I'd have tosay many parts of this movie are very realistic, such as why Monicadecides to take up dancing. I've talked to quite a few dancers someyears ago when I was writing a book, and one of my characters was sortof like them. The girls I talked to told me how they started dancingfor the most noble of reasons; helping family members with hospitalbills, keeping their kids fed and off the streets, etc. "I'll dance fora month until the bills are paid." That month tends to become two andthen a year. Many of those girls finally decide to start "tricking" andthey get into drugs, and their lives spiral out of control. The moviewas also realistic about the deep pitfalls many of those girls gothrough in their relationships with husbands/boyfriends as theirinsistence on making more and more money becomes the main priority forthem. Without giving away spoilers, I'll say that the ending was not asrealistic as the rest of the movie.<br><br>The acting was good. Ali Cobrin did a great job in her role. RobertHoffman was good as her husband, as were the supporting players. Thestoryline - except for the ending - was believable. I began watchingthis movie expecting to hate it. I thought it was going to basically bea skin flick with no story. It wasn't, not at all. There is some nudityin it, but not much. Ali Cobrin is completely naked on the bed with aguy, but they go to great lengths not to show anything besides hernaked profile and back (no butt in that scene). In another scene, shegets out of bed and walks to the bathroom completely naked showing herbutt. In the strip club, some other girls show their breasts. If you'relooking for nudity like in Showgirls, forget it.<br><br>I gave this a 7-star rating, because - as I said earlier - it's amostly realistic take on strippers and the pitfalls of that profession.I thought they should have put a bit more grittiness into the film, andthe ending could've been done better, but no film's perfect. This wasnot a film I wanted to see, but it surprised me.
An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever. Based on the true story of director Greg Carter and his girlfriend prior to their moving to Los Angeles in 2005.
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