AIR DATE: March 5, 2010
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In August 2007, photographer Greg Friedler came to Las Vegas on a mission. He wanted to find 140 Las Vegans who would be willing to be photographed naked. He also shot them in their street clothes and the book would be a series of matched portraits of these people from all walks of life - dressed and undressed.
Friedler had already done similar books about New York, London and Los Angeles.
Film Director David Palmer decided to make film about Friedler's Las Vegas book.
It documents Friedler's struggle to understand Las Vegas and those who live here.
And along the way, we meet people who helped Friedler and those who volunteered to be photographed.
The movie premieres tonight at midnight at the Onyx Theater on East Sahara Avenue.
David Palmer, Director, "Stripped"
LaRue McCay, escort
Jesse Garon, Elvis impersonator
Robert Paul, "Hussla" and entrepreneur
Rebecca Zisch, Women's Studies Professor and KNPR Commentator
Talitha Manning, Greg Friedler's assistant in Las Vegas