Is working as a stripper honestly empowering? I hated the popular belief that sex workers were oppressed and without agency, victims in need of rescuing. When I started stripping in the back bar of a Christchurch brothel at 18, I was in control of my decision to get nude — or so I thought.
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Strippers are not the problem – they're just doing a job | Frankie Mullin
Whether you call them stripper songs or simply dance tracks, one thing is for sure: rock bands sure love to write songs about mostly naked women. The trend first became hot in the '70s and then became virtually synonymous with the '80s. Not that modern bands aren't getting in on the act; some of the biggest rock songs of the past few years have been certifiable stripper anthems.
Reagan's mother was a stripper, so she comes by her knowledge naturally. Just scrub your ass off. Stripping is hard work. Regardless of what movies like Showgirls and Flashdance would have us believe, it's not all Cristal and getting swept off one's feet by a rich businessman. Much of the blood, sweat and tears of exotic dancing goes into the backstage beauty routine. After sitting down with Reagan and Maybe at Sassy's on a slow Monday afternoon, I am convinced that women the world over should drop their Vogue and Allure subscriptions and turn to strip-club dressing rooms for beauty tips.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Exxxotica seduced Fort Lauderdale like a stripper doing handstands; and the business of the art of sex washed over Broward County in a veritable table shower of adult entertainment.