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This One's for the Ladies (2019)

Documentary 1h 20m 2019

It’s a karate school by day. A male strip joint by night. But most of all, it’s a place for people to join together at all times. Every Thursday night, hundreds of women come to Newark, New Jersey for a potluck fundraiser, a sense of community, and the opportunity to throw their dollar bills at the New Jersey Nasty Boyz.

Delving into ideas of sexual identity, as well as racial and economic inequality, THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES is no mere dance documentary. Using The Dojo as a microcosm for black America, the film examines the last 50 years of black history through a vivid and unexpected lens.

Through disarming and often uproarious interviews, director Gene Graham paints a vivid picture of contemporary Newark - and the history behind it. Vibrant, hilarious, raunchy, and thought-provoking, THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES is an intimate portrait of sex, race, and family. It won the SXSW Special Jury Award, and now it’s out to win your heart - and if you really like it, your singles.


Gene Graham









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