Behind the G-String: An Exploration of the Stripper's Image, Her Person, and Her Meaning
- Publish Date: 1996-10-13
- Binding: Library Binding
- Author: David Alexander Scott
In recent years, the number of strip clubs in the United States has increased dramatically. Dressed up with terms such as gentlemens clubs, they often feature valet parking, limousines, executive dining rooms, extravagant menus-and, of course, topless or nude women dancing on stage. Stripping has become a big business, with over 3.5 million people, primarily men, attending clubs each week. But what about the women who perform in the clubs? Why do they do it? What is their perception of their job? Numerous interviews with working strippers accompany extensive research in the literature: Some strippers see stripping as simply a job, others view it with a degree of embarrassment, while many see it as an opportunity for empowerment. Few became strippers by design but a surprising number continue to strip for many years. The use of drugs and instances of abuse are covered, as are the views of the strippers families.