P-Valley

P-Valley

A raw and authentic immersion into the business and closed-door dealings at a strip club

7.6

TV Show

United States of America
English
Crime, Drama
2020
Brandee Evans, Elarica Johnson, Harriett D. Foy
60 min

What it's about

Down deep in the Mississippi Delta, Trap music meets film noir in this kaleidoscopic story of a little-strip-club-that-could and the big characters who come through its doors—the hopeful, the lost, the broken, the ballers, the beautiful, and the damned.

The take

Written proudly in the Mississippi vernacular, P-Valley tells a story of sex, trauma, and ambition in a totally unembellished way. There's something decidedly un-Hollywood about it, both in the way it embraces its Black and Southern roots and in how it portrays stripping as the athletic feat it truly is. So even if the show deals with adult subject matter it's never lurid or exploitative, and it becomes a series just as much about the craft of exotic dancing and hip hop as it is about money and struggle. Even the more unwieldy parts of the series's storytelling help add up to an authentic portrait, bathed in gorgeous night club colors and crisp Southern images.

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