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One Stripper Explains Why Sex Workers Feel Conflicted about “Hustlers”

September 26, 2019
Two women standing in a club

Hustlers, the Blockbuster hit about scamming strippers, doesn’t portray sex workers as victims (hooray!). Instead, they’re self-interested criminals, and the film’s production cheated actual strippers out of thousands of dollars of income (hooray?). Stacey Clare, a veteran stripper and activist, asks: when it comes to strippers on screen, is representation enough?

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