The Touch of Her Flesh

90 minutes
In Development

In the shadows of the #metoo movement, three women working in the landscape of Quebec’s strip club industry find themselves in a state of cognitive dissonance as they negotiate sexual consent for their livelihood. Lydia and Cassandra both face the same consuming anxiety over their looks despite their 25-year age difference, they only feel beautiful when they make a lot of money. When Marie finds out the club she’s been working at for twelve years is closing in a few weeks she feels like her world is being taken away from her. The three women, unknown to each other, navigate different spaces in this landscape but together they tell a story of youth and aging in an industry where heightened beauty standards are currency.


Scriptwriter and Director

Mia Donovan

Script Consultant

Denis Côté


Catherine Chagnon



The Canada Council for the Arts




Microclimat Films