The Chrysalis


The blurb: An intimate portrait of an American stripper.

Brooklyn-based director Yago Hunt-Laudi talks with sex worker Haley Rolland about her decision to take up stripping and how the pandemic has affected her work.

This film originally featured at Nowness. “Hunt-Laudi‚Äôs film is a visual manifesto that aims to destigmatize sex work and other jobs in the adult entertainment industry. He uses a black-and-white aesthetic combined with analog shots and intimate social media footage, in which he adds his artistic signature: charcoal, pastel, tape, animation, and paper printouts.

Length: 5:32
Director: Yago Hunt-Laudi

Here’s Yago Hunt-Laudi’s site.