We’ve heard of women resorting to “dancing” to pay their way through college, but would a man shake what his mama, uh, daddy, gave him to pay the bills?

That’s the question at the center of filmmaker Tahir Jetter’s latest web series Hard Times, billed as “the most cinematic, scantily-clad web series of 2014.”

The series follows a personal trainer on his last dime as he tries to hustle up some cash. When a friend suggests he moonlight as a male stripper, he has to decide if he’s going to disrobe just to make ends meet.

Hard Times was created by Jetter and Donald Conley. It stars Abraham Amkpa, Bianca Laverne Jones, Ashley Denise Robinson and Vladimir Versailles. The series, which was shot by award-winning Director of Photography Daniel Patterson, will run for 11 episodes.

Take a look at the first episode below:

Learn more about Hard Times on Facebook and the series’ website.

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  • Sistahsecret

    Seems like a interesting series,but kinda depressing since people do things in real life they don’t want to for income.

  • Mary Burrell

    This reminds me of the show “Hung” where the guy’s sister was pimping him to rich women. He had a generous package thus the title “Hung.”

  • Stacy L.

    It kept my attention, going to check for that next episode on May 6th.

  • I appreciate the premise of this show; we need to start seriously exploring the non-normative ways in which Black men seek to financially support themselves to start debunking the stereotype that they all run to the streets to sell drugs or just sit at home and do nothing.