W e sat in a minivan in an otherwise empty parking lot in central Atlantic City. Before going into Bare Exposure, the first strip club of the evening, we read a passage of the Bible aloud. The trunk of the car was filled with pink cardboard boxes holding cupcakes from a high-end bakery.
While films such as Magic Mike XXL and The Full Monty play erotic dancing for laughs, cinema tends to cast female strippers in a far less positive light. Nicholas Barber asks why. The strange thing is that not one of them suggests the obvious alternative: they could just carry on stripping.
When playwright and performer Joana Nastari asked her mum whether she was disappointed about her being a stripper, she expected a very different response. No…' replied her mother. I guess then, yes, I would feel like I had failed as a mother.
Breena Kerr is a freelance journalist who writes about culture, entertainment, travel, science, and current affairs. The views expressed here are hers. View more opinion articles on CNN. CNN "Hustlers," the true story of a group of strippers who beat the financial crisis by drugging and fleecing wealthy and horny New York men, opened to rave audience reviews over the weekend.
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By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline. She explained that they end up spending whatever they make, because 'you get used to a certain kind of lifestyle and there's no going back'. Sequenta explained that dancers don't have a 'great respect' for money, because 'they make it so fast'.