LOS ANGELES (April 3, 2014) –We Make Movies, a 4,000-member film collective in Los Angeles, has just launched a controversial new series on YouTube entitled, STRIPPING SHAKESPEARE. Creator Nicol Razon merges classically trained actors performing the works of Shakespeare while dancing burlesque and erotically swinging around stripper poles to reintroduce audiences to Shakespeare and the sexual innuendo of his text. The first episode "Emilia’s Red Room of Pain," showcases Emilia’s speech from Othello, Act 4, Scene 3 in a completely new and titillating way.
Creator Razon says, “I wanted to create a series that was somewhere between Kubrick’s subconscious cinema and Reading Rainbow. Shakespeare has always been a love and stripping, always a temptation. Stripping Shakespeare will not only showcase the talents of classically trained actors, erotic dancers, and filmmakers, but also strip Shakespeare’s text down to its meaning enriching our understanding of poetry that is usually robbed of its naughty bits.”
To watch all
episodes of the series, go to www.YouTube.com/WMMoriginals
Founded in 2009, We Make Movies (WMM) is a free Los Angeles-based community of independent filmmakers, writers and actors dedicated to empowering creative professionals and providing the resources and connections that will help them get their movies made. WMM offers an arsenal of online tools and alternates free weekly writers workshops, improv nights, and industry guest interviews to help filmmakers get feedback on their work, try new ideas and create content.
community has directly funded 18 independent films. In addition, more than 50
shorts and 6 full length features have been produced after being developed
through their workshops. WMM also produces and distributes an industry podcast
called “How We Make Movies.”
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