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Atlanta Film Festival 2012 Preview – “AKA Blondie” Examines The Life Of An Iconic Stripper

Atlanta Film Festival 2012 Preview - "AKA Blondie" Examines The Life Of An Iconic Stripper

The 2012 Atlanta Film Festival gets underway tomorrow and we’ve already profiled a few of the festival selections such as The Last Fall, My Last Day Without You, Lucky, I Want My Name Back, The Invader and Welcome To Pinehill.  Another interesting film screening at the fest is the revealing documentary AKA Blondie, a film examining the life of middle-aged stripper, and an Atlanta icon,  Anita Rae Strange.

Based on the film’s synopsis, the documentary takes an “intimate view” of the life of Strange – who’s also known as Blondie – and “provides a fresh, provocative look at the complex, morally ambiguous world of the 55 year old.” 

It also “recounts her childhood with an absent father, her brief stint as a prostitute, the loss of loved ones to AIDS and the infamous Clermont Lounge.”

In addition to dancing, Strange is also a poet and an advocate for gay rights. 

Directed by Jon Watts, the film debuts Sunday, March 25th.  You can go HERE for festival info.  Check out the trailer below.

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