Duration WriterJean-Claude La Marre LanguageEnglish
Release dateMay 22, 2015 (2015-05-22) DistributorFreestyle Releasing, Paramount Home Media Distribution CastCarmen Electra (DJ), Michael Jai White, Vivica A. Fox, Robert Ri'chard (Michael), Tyson Beckford (Adrian), Darrin Dewitt Henson (Magnus) Similar moviesCashback, The Ice Harvest, The Players Club, Stripped Naked, Magic Mike XXL, Stripped to Kill II: Live Girls
Chocolate City is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed and written by filmmaker Jean-Claude La Marre. The film stars Robert Ri'chard, Michael Jai White, Carmen Electra and Vivica A. Fox. The plot is about the life for a struggling college student changes in an instant when he meets the owner of a male strip club who convinces him to give amateur night a whirl. This film was shot in Inglewood, California and was released in a limited release and through video on demand outlets on May 22, 2015.
A 2017 sequel named Chocolate City: Vegas Strip is avaible on netflix.
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The film is a black version of the 2012 male stripper movie, Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum. According to the film's director, Jean-Claude La Marre, "There was one glaring omission in Magic Mike, and that was people of color. We figured that was a missed opportunity for them and we jumped on it." Although Chocolate City was endorsed by Tatum, the actor fell shy of fully participating in the film, after being approached by the producers to do so.
In the United States, the film was released in a limited release and through video on demand on May 22, 2015. Freestyle Releasing handled the theatrical release with Paramount Home Entertainment handling the video on demand and home media release of the film. The film will also debut on BET Networks June 10, 2015.
On April 24, 2015, the official trailer and poster were released.
A sequel named Chocolate City: Vegas was released to BET on July 1, 2017. On August 12, 2017, this sequel is add on netflix behind the name Chocolate City : Vegas Strip.