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Juliana Beasley - Lapdancer (2003)

Juliana Beasley - Lapdancer (2003)

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Determined to supplement her meager income as a novice photographer, Juliana Beasley embarked on an eight-year odyssey as a professional nude dancer, specializing in “lap dances,” during which a woman dances above a seated customer, erotically brushing against his body. From New York to Reno, Beasley worked in over two dozen strip clubs, dancing for twenty dollars a song, experiencing the rewards and pitfalls of the profession: variable income, flexible schedules, emotional and physical exhaustion, sex industry camaraderie—and an arrest for prostitution. Through these pictures and interviews Beasley—a sex industry Virgil—guides us through the erotic dancer circuit, detailing its ruthless economic underpinnings and the intimate, anonymous currency between dancer and customer. Here, at what was once society’s fringe, Beasley depicts mainstream culture’s new evolving definitions of sexuality, gender politics, capitalism, therapy—even love.

Title: Lapdancer
Publisher: Powerhouse
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: N/A
Edition: First
Edition Run: N/A
Size: 27 x 22 cm
Pages: 160

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