When we get caught up in the humdrum repetition of our day-to-days, it can be easy to forget how different the lives—or deaths—of people in other parts of the world are. In China, funerals appear to be far more interesting than the ones people attend in the U.S. because they have strippers. These exotic dancers—some…
When one writer recalls her days as a stripper, it's not the sordid lows or the glam highs, but the sense of community. Or, as she terms it, "the sex industry's scarcest commodity: trust."
Burlesque came in fourth at the box office this weekend, behind more family-friendly fare like Harry Potter, Tangled and Megamind. Where did Cher and Christina go wrong?
All that separates "subversive" burlesque from a stripping? Class consciousness.