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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Stripteasers were migrant labourers whose travel and performance schedules were similar to those of employees of the Ice Capades, Barnam & Bailey's circus, and the National Hockey League.
If stripteasers identified as gay women, what relationship (if any) did they develop to Vancouver's butch and femme bar culture?(97) Kennedy and Davis reveal that in the 1940s and 1950s, femmes in Buffalo, New York typically had steady paid employment while their butch lovers struggled with long stretches of unsteady, sporadic labour and financial uncertainty as car jockeys, elevator operators, and couriers.(98) What we don't yet know is: did the wages of femmes in g-strings subsidize the earnings of their butch lovers?
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.