The dark story of Somen Banerjee and his Chippendales, the most famous strippers in the world, arrives on streaming

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Productions based on real events or characters are exploding in the stream. More and more ones that take place in the 1980s and climb into the true-crime fad. welcome to chippendalea Hulu original series premiering this Wednesday on Star+, observe all those precepts.

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Robert Siegel, screenwriter Pam & Tommy and movies in need of energy Y The fighteris the creator of this miniseries of eight episodes which tells the dark and scandalous story of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, the founder of the largest stripper empire in the world – the Chippendales.

Pakistani actor kumail nanjianiwho usually inhabits characters closer to comedy, takes on his more dramatic role as Somen, an immigrant from India with big ambitions in the United States in the 1970s.

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“Steve” owned a gas station. And with the profits from that business, he fulfills his dream of opening a luxury private backgammon club in Los Angeles.

As expected, the business is not very profitable for him. That’s why he’s associated with Paul Snider (danny steven), a well-known bowling alley promoter, and his wife, playmate Dorothy Stratti (Nicola Peltz Beckham), to see if things change.

After try to increase profits like a puck, with mud fightsFinally, Banerjee turns to the prestigious choreographer Nick De Noia (Murray Bartlett, the Emmy winner for The White Lotus) and the Chippendales are born, male strippers for high class women.

The plot and conflict of the series

Problems arise when Nick begins to gain the upper hand and clashes with Paul, who is also jealous of any man who notices Dorothy. According to the series, she is the one who comes up with the idea that the dancers wear tuxedo collars and cuffsa hallmark of the Chippendales and strippers in general.

Later Irene (Annaleigh Ashford) a genius accountant -future wife of Somen-, and Denise (juliet lewis), the costume designer responsible for the Chippendales’ other signature garment: easily detachable trousers with closure.

Banerjee’s initial deal with his prospective business partners ends in an unexpected tragedy, which serves as a harbinger of more to come and which are obviously dealt with in welcome to chippendale.

Especially when the war of egos and rights broke out between De Noia and Banerjee, resulting in arson and cold-blooded murder, all linked to a business that grew too fast and got out of hand.

The most famous strippers in the world

Nowadays, Chippendales are a global brand, with various groups of dancers who tour the world and have permanent residence in Las Vegas. With the passing years, the dark story hidden behind its creation has only made the myth bigger.

Banerjee founded the first all-male strip troupe in 1979. in doing business by acting for an audience. After the argument with De Noia, the choreographer opened up and organized his tours.

Beyond that clash over the name and the idea, the original Chippendales have always been credited with the fact that the discipline has ceased to be a taboo to become a popular practice.

The group inspired several films, including the popular British comedy The Full Monty (1997), the film by Steven Soderbergh, magical mike (2012) -with Channing Tatum- and various documentary productions, including the recent 2021 docuseries The Curse of the Chippendales.

Source: Clarin

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