Atom Egoyan's mysterious Exotica (1994) winds through the seemingly disconnected worlds of the people who frequent the Exotica nightclub outside of Toronto. It's where Mia Kirshner dances, Elias Koteas DJs, and Bruce Greenwood pays Mia to don a schoolgirl uniform and slink around for his titillation. No touching is allowed—but that's not what Bruce is about, after all. Elias is jealous, because he's her ex. Pregnant Arsinée Khanjian owns the club, having inherited it from a free-spirited mother whose clothes she likes to wear. She declares that Exotica is a place where the lonely can come to feel less lonely for a while. The stories gradually begin to intertwine as Egoyan reveals the logic behind his well-crafted tale. Meanwhile, Mia and her sisters in strippery reveal just how well crafted they are under their underwear.