Apparently a short film called Duluth was completed in 2010. (I’ll note right up front that the trailer features brief nudity.)
Embedding is disabled on the trailer, so we can’t put it up here, but you can watch it on Vimeo.
The URL given at the end of the trailer is to a site that doesn’t exist. There is, however, an Internet Movie Database plot summary, which reads as follows:
A stunning portrait of the surreal experience of grief, Duluth tells the story of Frankie, a small town stripper, who, after finding out that her grandfather has died, tries to finish her shift dancing for the old men who patron the club. When her emotions become too overwhelming, Frankie recedes into a fantasy of her past, only to be re-confronted by the harsh reality of the present.
Also according to IMDb, Nicole Brending wrote, directed and starred in the film, and the filming location is listed as “Duluth, Minnesota.”
Nicole Brending … Hula Hoop Girl
Paul Cram … D.J.
Marguerite French … Frankie
Chad Novak … Bartender
Warren Schueneman … Grandpa
Emily Trempe … Smokey
Hank Watkins … Customer