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Blood, Sweat & Sequins (2013)

6.9/10

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Blood, Sweat and Sequins follows three women as they face daily preconceptions about who they are and what they do, as they battle it out for the title of Miss Pole Dance Australia. This is…See full summary »

Director:

Lou Quill

Writer:

Lou Quill

Initial Thoughts:
Ok I’ll say first off this was a short, Netflix documentary (that does involve sexuality, I’m a very sexual person) and I decided to give it a watch (we are buried in snow here in NL, I’m certainly going out less).
Main Points:

I thought this documentary did a decent job showing how pole dancing works and how hard the women involved (who compete, they women aren’t stripping in bars) work to become the best. While there is a little bit of striptease and the women are certainly doing sexual moves (and dressed in very little) I can see they are also excellent athletes.

I thought the major flaw here is this film has a very narrow scope, it is almost exclusively about women who compete in the pole dancing competition (in Australia this year). There really should have been strippers interviewed, while I’m certain most don’t have the talent the women shown here posses, their viewpoints would have made this a much better film.

Final Thoughts:
I did enjoy this, it provides a look into a world a lot of people would not know about. Obviously this is not for children, ages 13+. I give it 7/10 and a mild recommendation, it certainly isn’t a bad way to spend less than an hour.