In a midst of a surge of coronavirus cases, Ontario closed down strip clubs, while allowing casinos, bars and nightclubs to remain open. Dancers and owners say the shutdown is stigmatizing.
VICE spoke to the cast of the Starz series about using a Mississippi strip club as a Trojan horse to discuss race, gender, and class.
When coronavirus closed their workplaces, the performers behind CYBERTEASE banded together to create a place with its own rules.
The COVID-19 response is hitting clubs and businesses on Bourbon Street particularly hard during the time of year that dancers and workers make most of their money.