Chippendales Disney plus is ready to launch a sexy and enterprising new series. Talk about a true story, true crime genre and focused on the figure of Somen (Steve) Banerjee, the king of strippers. A male world to be discovered is about to arrive on our small screens.
There platform streaming Disney + with the TV series titled Meet the Chippendales will reveal the unexpected implications of the first man to propose an all-female red light show in the United States.
Chippendales Disney plus, cast: the actors of a true story
Here comes the story of the largest male stripper club in the United States, since its inception. The world of great opportunities opens up to the Indian immigrant Somen “Steve” Banerjeewhich has become the creator of the largest stripper club in the world.
Having started his business, he followed the path without giving up and every stage of his success is followed in the film Meet the Chippendales Coming to Disney Plus soon.
Below, the official trailer of the series that will count the duration of eight episodes:
To play our protagonist we have Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick-Marriage can be avoided … love can’t) which he stars alongside other performers, including:
Murray Bartlett (who also stars in The White Lotus), Juliette Lewis (of Yellowjackets) and Annaleigh Ashford (who we saw American Crime Story) with recurring guest stars of the caliber of Quentin Plair (who we remember in The Good Lord Bird-The story of John Brown), Robin de Jesús (from tick, tick…BOOM!), Andrew Rannells (already seen in Girls5eva) and Spencer Boldman (from Cruise), and with Nicola Peltz Beckham (from Holidate) and Dan Stevens (Gaslit).
The series will be available from 11 January on Disney+.
The true story of the Chippendales: ambition and true crime
The miniseries is based on the life of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian immigrant, who was in search of the American dream. After opening gas stations in Los Angeles, he invents the first upscale all-women strip club.
To suggest the idea of male strippers are Paul Sniderphotographer married to playboy model Dorothy Strat, and his wife, who also recommend the particular uniform for strippers, namely bow ties and cuffs. The idea is a success and there are rows and rows of women to enter the club.
But Banerjee’s ambition grows and he even decides to hire criminals to burn down the opposing clubs. Subsequently, Banerjee hires Nick De Noia, who will try to take the business for himself. The epilogue of the story is tragic, because Banerjee will hire a killer to kill De Noia. And then he will continue his madness and his lust for power: it will be the turn of the strippers of a rival club to him. Banerjee, with these charges, is sentenced to 26 years in prison, but commits suicide, before having to appear in court for the sentence.
Actor Kumail Nanjiani: ‘I think Hollywood is still weird’
The leading actor of the Disney Plus TV series, Meet the Chippendales, Kumail Nanjiani commented and analyzed his character as follows: “One of the interesting aspects of Stevie was his unconventionality,” he explained. “She created a space where women could indulge their sexuality and express what they felt and thought in a way that was previously forbidden to them. It was obviously a consequence of what was her main intention: to make money. And fate made sure that she had the right idea at the right time: she somehow made feminism work her way ”.
He added, “This is the story of what it means to be successful in America and what you have to do to succeed.”
Nanjiani then underlines: “It also concerns the way America treats someone who does not fully correspond to the idea that Americans themselves have about him”.
In addition, the actor reflected on the roles assigned and the multi-ethnicity in the world of cinema. He told Esquire UK:
“I think Hollywood now — even though they’re trying to diversify more — is still kind of weird. Good intentions can sometimes lead to bad solutions and they wonder: if the bad guy is a dark-skinned guy, what message is he sending?
But that’s just as limiting as anything else,” Nanjiani said. “I want to play more villains.”
The plaintiff took as an example, to emphasize his position, the case of Sebastian Stanwho not only plays Bucky in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also played the cannibal in the film Fresh.
“He does these big Marvel movies, and then he plays a psychopath in another movie. I’ve been told it’s going to be difficult to play a villain because people don’t want to give those roles to non-white actors.”