The new documentary Black Magic Live: Stripped offers viewers a trip behind the scenes of Las Vegas’ only Black male revue show – and into the often complicated lives of its male stars.
Through the eyes of its owners, Eurika Pratts and Jean Claude LaMarre, we are taken on a fantastical journey through Black Magic Live. This film explores the challenges the show and its core group of dancers have experienced during their four years on the Las Vegas Strip. While trying to establish their presence in sin city, the all-black show and its dancers and staff are met with racial prejudice, fierce competition and a series of emotional pitfalls as they struggle in the city.
Among others, the film introduces us to Allen “LoverBoy” Hayward, the most senior dancer, who struggles with the reality that his time may be coming to an end. We also meet Jetorious “King” Morris, a former NFL prospect, who saw his dream vanish after experiencing a career-ending injury and discovering stripping as a fallback career. There is also Jimmy “Lockz” Sigmond, a Vegas transplant from neighboring Los Angeles, who served seven years in prison before becoming a Black Magic Live dancer.
Watch the trailer for Black Magic Live: Stripped below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD September 21st.