striptease

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striptease

An exotic dance in which a person provocatively removes his or her clothing until partially or completely naked.
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73) Alongside the merry-go-rounds, arcades, shooting galleries, and side-shows spotlighting bearded ladies, alligator-skinned boys, and "midgits," stripteasers were main features.
If stripteasers identified as gay women, what relationship (if any) did they develop to Vancouver's butch and femme bar culture?
Acting out moments of what Judith Butler calls "insurrectionary queerness"(104) inside cabarets, stripclubs, and under big tents, queer stripteasers, staff, and fans interrupted the heterosexual imperative.
On the one hand, stripteasers were, in the main, well-paid, glamorous entertainers who, as working-class women with limited employment options, stripped first for the money.
Three weeks of media-heat confirmed my suspicion that, in the eyes of the majority, the impressive, century-long contribution of stripteasers to local economies and performance traditions is anything but deserving of state-supported study.