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‘Afternoon Delight’ Trailer Proves That Strippers Are People Too

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It’s likely that you’ve been taught all your life that nothing good could come of bringing the girl who gives you lap dances home and setting her up as the nanny of your child, but the debut feature from writer/director Jill Soloway, Afternoon Delight, seems to make a case for the opposite being true. In it the hilarious Kathryn Hahn plays a housewife who is dissatisfied with her sex life—probably because her husband is played by professional drip, Josh Radnor—so she decides to make an evening trip to the local strip club in order to spice things up. While there she receives a lap dance from a troubled youth played by Juno Temple, and quite unexpectedly the two get thrust into a relationship soon after.

In addition to being a comedy of manners wherein a “full-service sex worker” moves into a relatively well-adjusted home, Afternoon Delight also appears to sprinkle in quite a few bits of dramatic intrigue via the Hahn character’s marital woes and the Temple character’s troubled past. Plus, it gives Jane Lynch a prominent role and profits off of letting her do that thing she does, as well. But, honestly, everyone was probably already sold at Juno Temple giving Kathryn Hahn a lap dance, so let’s stop the jibber-jabber and just take a look at what the trailer has to offer.

See? It seems to be a rather sweet story about people coming together and learning about love and life, that’s probably elevated a few notches by its first rate cast. It’s true that Radnor seems to be doing little more than his usual sad sack routine, but at least one can sit comfortably with the knowledge that this is the sort of movie that will call itself Afternoon Delight, yet still resist the urge to use that awful Starland Vocal Band song in its ads. Am I right? Afternoon Delight doesn’t appear to have a solid release date yet, but we can all rest assured that it’s “coming soon.”

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at templeofreviews.com

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