The Oscar-winning actress has played everything from a sassy car expert in My Cousin Vinny to a stripper alongside Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler. In an interview with Fresh Air contributor Dave Davies, Tomei explains how she picks her roles -- and why she's excited about playing a mother in the new film Cyrus.
Writer, director and exotic dancer Julia Query. Her new documentary is “Live Nude Girls, Unite!” about a group of strippers in San Francisco who fight to start a union. Now they have the only union of exotic dancers in the U.S. The women decided unite when they realized they were being illegally filmed by customers in special one-way mirrors. Using a consumer grade Hi8 camera, first time director Query filmed the actions of the workers. She is also a performance artist and stand-up comic, who started dancing as a way to pay the bills.
Miami Herald columnist and novelist Carl Hiaasen. The adaption of "Strip Tease," Hiassen's fifth novel, will be released on June 28 in a film starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. In it, a seamy Florida politician is pitted against the star stripper at Miami's Eager Beaver club. (re-broadcast from 8/23/93) (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)
Miami Herald columnist and novelist Carl Hiaasen. "Strip Tease," Hiaasen's fifth novel and latest gonzo thriller, is a yarn, pitting a seamy Florida politician against the star stripper at Miami's Eager Beaver club. Mr.