Frankly, I was worried that I was the kind of person who could do extreme, insane things and not get any wacky anecdotes out of it. I fought hard to prove otherwise. This short documentary delves into the world of stripping focusing on themes of relationship with self and with other, in a way that challenges traditional ideologies and raises questions about the industry. I worked alongside fierce women paying off mortgages and masters degrees, raising children and starting charities. One story in particular I remember making up was for the benefit of Maria.
The rest is history.
As a stripper I've spent two decades naked, and this is what I learnt
Sex workers were stigmatised as morally bankrupt, lacking in self-respect, so not worthy of respecting. It brought financial independence, freedom and flexibility. My first gig was at Riviera in Queens. There is a lot of jealousy with men in any industry. A friend, who, it should be noted, is a man and, therefore, inherently biased in favor of general raunch, coaxed me into it. I am transitioning my career now because of her. Dedicated to your stories and ideas.