This trailer for AFTERNOON DELIGHT is a little weird

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It would appear that today I’m all about the lady love, specifically when the ladies love each other. Earlier this morning it was Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace swapping lipsticks the hard way, and now we have Juno Temple giving Kathryn Hahn a lap dance in Afternoon Delight. For some of you, that sentence would already be enough to click this trailer. For the rest of you, by the gods, why isn’t it?

Okay, okay, so it also has Jane Lynch being Jane Lynch and it won big at the Sundance Film Festival, so take that!

“Afternoon Delight” is the story of Rachel, a stay-at-home mom who becomes obsessed with saving a stripper named McKenna. Rachel is a quick-witted and lovable, yet tightly coiled, thirty-something steeped in the creative class of Los Angeles’s bohemian, affluent Silver Lake neighborhood. Everything looks just right—chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child, hipster wardrobe. But when she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and gets a private dance from McKenna, something cracks open. Rachel returns to the scene of the dance to get to know McKenna, and soon after, adopt her as a live-in nanny. This bold move unleashes unimagined and colorful waves of change into Rachel’s life, marriage and community.

I’ve got a thing for these types of quirky dramedies, and by all accounts this is thoroughly charming with some great performances. I am of course talking about acting performances not pole dancing performances.

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You may have to hang onto those small denomination bills for a while though, as there’s currently no release date set for Afternoon Delight yet.

Last Updated: July 3, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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