Rachel’s Team Pick: Shakedown

I realize Riese already teampicked a Kickstarter movie, but the fact of the matter is that Kickstarter is made for our kind – hungry queers who make their living begging strangers for money on the internet so they can make art. Shakedown is a documentary about a black lesbian strip club in Los Angeles, and they need your money to make it happen because there’s no way in hell anyone is going to go out of their way to make it easy for them to tell the stories of the women in this documentary.

Give what you can, tell your friends even if you can’t right now.

Rachel is Autostraddle's Managing Editor and the editor who presides over news & politics coverage. Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

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  1. Not to take away from this project (which sounds awesome,) but have you guys seen “Live Nude Girls Unite!”?

    “This first person documentary follows Julia Query, lesbian/stand-up comedian/peepshow-stripper, and daughter of a feminist activist, on her raucous journey to help organize the only union of strippers in the United States.”

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