Out Now For Adult Eyes Only: “Welcome to Chippendales”

Out Now For Adult Eyes Only: “Welcome to Chippendales”

The eight-episode miniseries “Welcome to Chippendales” has it all — jealousy, greed, lust, drugs, murder and an original score. Inspired by the American biography “Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders,” this Hulu original is part drama, part comedy and part true crime. The series details the rise and fall of Somen “Steve” Banerjee, the founder of the male-stripping empire Chippendales, played by Kumail Nanjiani.

Nanjiani was originally reluctant to portray Banerjee, an Indian immigrant who is neither ethical nor funny. In the end he decided, “I just wanted to play characters who were complicated and layered and messy and not necessarily play sort of noble characters. I decided that me trying to portray brown people as only good wasn’t a valuable practice anymore.”

“Welcome to Chippendales” premiered on November 22, 2022.

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