“Pole might be so many issues to so many various individuals,” we’re advised in a brand new trailer for “Strip Down, Rise Up.” Michèle Ohayon’s vérité documentary follows girls of various ages, races, and physique varieties as they reclaim their id by way of pole dance.
“It isn’t about feeling fairly. It’s about feeling highly effective. I need a few of that,” one character explains. One other girl was initially drawn to pole dance as a result of she “wished to be extra sensual,” however discovers “deeper journey” awaits her.
The ladies describe feeling like they will “conquer the world” after difficult themselves bodily and emotionally. A variety of them are recovering from trauma and battling self-acceptance. “What if we simply didn’t carry round disgrace about our our bodies? I believe that the world could be a greater place,” one dancer observes.
Ohayon acquired an Oscar nomination for her 1997 doc “Colours Straight Up,” a glance inside a non-profit group that teaches drama to youth. “Energy” and “Cowboy del Amor” are amongst her different docs.
“Strip Down, Rise Up” launches on Netflix February 5.