This One's for the Ladies
“This One’s for the Ladies” takes an affectionate look at black male strippers and their most passionate fans, offering profiles of about a half-dozen extremely buff performers and a roughly equal number of their devoted acolytes. Every Thursday night, hundreds of women gather for a potluck celebration and the chance to throw singles at the hottest dancers in New Jersey, including Satan, Mr. Capable, Fever, Young Rider, lesbian “dom” dancer Blaze, and brother act Tygar and Raw Dawg. But “This One’s for the Ladies” isn’t just about the tips or the dancing. Offering a heartwarming story of friendship and the resilience that comes from community, the film also swivels on occasion to more serious topics, including homophobia, poverty, and drug addiction. Primarily, however, “This One’s for the Ladies” concentrates on the fun: Hilarious, eye-opening, and breathtakingly sexy, the film is a virtual how-to guide for letting go of your troubles and having a good time.