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"Exhilarating"  -Filmlöwin

"An intriguing watch"  -Film Inquiry

"A transformative depiction of a type of movement that otherwise has negative connotations"  -Film Threat

Winner Best Short Doc - Chain Film Festival

The image of sexy women writhing on a metal pole to the pulses of driving music reflects a seedy form of male entertainment. But what happens when there are no men and it is only women dancing for each other?  My Erotic Body explores a community where women take the very aspects of a dance form associated with misogyny and turns it on its head, creating a  space where the same skimpy clothes and provocative gestures lead not to objectification, but instead lead the women to own their erotic bodies.  

Run Time: 51 minutes

Interview with Michele Beck at the NYC Independent FF

Produced by Briana Rose and Laura Tufariello
Camera Lívia Sá, Michele Beck, Dana Sacco, Aiste Jankauskaite, Robyn Beck, Katya O'Brien, Ariana Pritchard
Edited by Michele Beck
Sound Design Katarzyna Plazinska
Visual Artwork Michele Beck & Jorge Calvo
Butoh Dancers Floriana Lombardo, Camilla Crifò, Yuko Kawamoto, Anita Zdrojewska, Maria Mendo, Bartek Samitowski, Ian Hazelden
All dance footage filmed at  Sheila Kelley S Factor
Special Thanks Sebastian Currier, Jim Yoakum, Melissa Fowler, Gerri Koppelman, A&J Lingerie
Featuring the music of Bluesraiders    

All Devils Blues by Bluesraiders  CC BY-NC_ND 4.0 and permission of the artist
Disco Dub by Phoniandflore CC BY-CN 3.0 
Morn by Macamoto CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Mad Humans (J. Glaze Remix) by Kellee Maize and J. Glaze and Udachi CC BY 3.0
St. James Infirmary Blues by Bluesraiders CC BY-NC-ND 3.0  and permission of the artist
Frog Legs Rag by James Scott Public Domain Mark 1.0 
Low on Charge by Johnny Weltraum CC BY-NC 4.0 
Ear Conflict on Main Street by Spiedkiks CC BY-SA 3.0
Da Game Needs Me by Dollar Boyz CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Spit Yo Shit by Dollar Boyz CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
I am on a roll by Bluesraiders CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 and permission of the artist
Mutha Fuckin’ Troglodytes by Cullah CC BY-SA 4.0 
Steady Freddy by Anitek CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
I Love The Blues by Bluesraiders CC BY-NC_ND 4.0 and permission of the artist
The American by Jonas CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Fallin’ by Bluesraiders CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 and by permissiom of the artist
Me Funky You Jane by Basic CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Boutros Boutros Gali by Alexander Chereshnev CC BY-NC 4.0
Flore by Raphae CC BY-NC 4.0
Oh Love by Ayla Nereo CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Owl Time by Kellee Maize and J. Glaze and Udachi CC BY 3.0

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