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Hulu Throws Open The Doors With The New Welcome To Chippendales Trailer

Male strippers, a failing backgammon club, and murder: the story of Chippendales is one that's ripe for adaptation. In fact, many have tried to tell the story of the famed all-male stripping troupe. Eric Bross directed the 2000 television movie "The Chippendales Murder," and the 2002 movie "Just Can't Get Enough" also took a look at the company's sordid history, though it's perhaps best immortalized in the 1990 "SNL" sketch starring Chris Farley and Patrick Swayze.

Now, Hulu is offering the latest look at the stripping empire in the new miniseries "Welcome to Chippendales." Co-created by "Pam & Tommy" creator Robert Siegel and "Girls" creator Jenni Konner, "Welcome to Chippendales" takes the pursuit of the American dream and flips it on its head. Part true crime and part immigrant narrative, the series stars Kumail Nanjiani as Somen "Steve" Banerjee, the India-born businessman who founded Chippendales in 1979. Check out the "Welcome to Chippendales" trailer below.

Kumail Nanjiani is a doomed male stripping mogul in Welcome to Chippendales

In his second project for Hulu following "Pam & Tommy," Robert Siegel continues his exploration of doomed hedonism with "Welcome to Chippendales." The trailer introduces Kumail Nanjiani as Somen "Steve" Banerjee, an immigrant with lofty business aspirations, as well as cast members Murray Barlett, Annaleigh Ashford, Dan Stevens, Juliette Lewis, and Andrew Rannells. "I'm going to start my own business," Banerjee says. "A strip club for women." A montage of the revue's climb to success follows, including the introduction of Chippendales' infamous "cuffs and collars" uniform.

But things take a sinister turn, and, to the manipulated tune of Journey's "Any Way You Want It," the trailer teases infighting, drugs, and Banajee's transformation from aspirational entrepreneur to outright villain. As one character succinctly puts it, "You're a bad man, Mr. Banerjee." As Siegel told Vanity Fair, "This was a chance to say a lot of things about the American dream, about capitalism, about assimilation, and what it means to be an American."

"Welcome to Chippendales" premieres on Hulu on November 22.