Naked in Alaska is based on my experience as an exotic dancer in Tijuana, Mexico; Fairbanks, Alaska; and Los Angeles, California. It's the story of a woman who--in her early 20s, newly sober from a five-year meth addiction, unemployed and over $3,000 in debt--is invited to work in a strip club in Tijuana by her best friend Raven.
A young woman on the verge of eviction. A best friend who offers an adventure she can't refuse. A ten-year career that tests the limits of friendship and the will to survive. Naked In Alaska is the true story of Valerie Hager's career as an exotic dancer. Told with live pole dancing and over a dozen characters who danced in and frequented these clubs, Naked In Alaska is a fearless look at the objects we make of ourselves to fit in and the buried truths we must face to have a chance at coming home.