Shakedown is a party series in Los Angeles organized by queer lesbian African-American women. With their parties they open up one of the rare spaces where queers of color can meet each other to live their lesbian sexuality, (mostly) without restraints. In her documentary Shakedown, director Leilah Weinraub unfolds an impressive document of lived lesbian culture, between striptease, lapdances and police repression. Numerous original recordings, complemented with backstage footage and intimate interviews with the protagonists provide an authentic insight into California’s lesbian scene. Shakedown is a contemporary document, through and through hedonistic, celebrating lesbian sexuality in sync with hip-hop beats.