A great essay in New York Magazine by Lily Burana, Where’s the Female-Stripper Movie of My Dreams? She brings up a lot of the same points that I see when comparing the female and male stripper movie genre.
The biggest issue I think is the failure to see women who work in or have worked in any kind of adult business as real, authentic human beings.
We all have a story that deserves to be heard. Every story is unique. Yes, clichés and stereotypes exist in the adult entertainment business just as much as they do with every profession, but always underneath, there is a person with a story.
I feel grateful to have told my story and to still be telling it and learning from it.
I will be releasing a new edition of Stripping Down: A Memoir soon. (Unfortunately, my decision to publish with a small press backfired and I have not been receiving my royalties.) Until then, if you are interested in purchasing a copy, please contact me directly for a signed copy, rather than purchasing through Amazon or Barnes and Noble.