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.
Unsurprisingly, neither adult performers nor customers are into the idea of outdoor strip clubs.
Things aren't like they used to be.
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.
Little Darlings says its entertainers "HAVE been tested [for coronavirus] to the extent possible," but did not elaborate on the specifics.
Sex work is a cornerstone of society, and there are more ways to support people who do it than just tipping generously (though that's a great start).
"Hustlers" has nothing on Jolene, an event featuring both cis and trans performers that celebrates beauty in all kinds of gender expressions.
A trip aboard the City of Doms, a striptease cruise that's been making waves on the lesbian circuit
SNAP benefits are not to be used for tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, ornamental gourds, or uh, meth and boobs.
Before Holly started stripping, she didn't realize how much emotional labor the job would involve—or how empowering financial independence could be.