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Funeral Strippers?

I never knew about the phenomenon of strippers performing as part of funeral processions in certain parts of Taiwan until I heard about a new documentary, Dancing for the Dead: Funeral Strippers in Taiwan. There is an interesting interview with its creator, Marc L. Moskowitz, on io9. I’ve encountered many grieving men whose first stop after a funeral service was the strip club, so as strange as this tradition strikes me, I’m almost not surprised to learn about grief and strippers being consolidated. The whole concept also kind of reminds me of a New Orleans jazz funeral. Not to mention, those of us who have ever worked a day shift basically have danced for the dead. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for a full review of the documentary.

Kat has been stripping since 2003 and blogging about it since 2009. She works at a club next to the Chips Ahoy factory. Sometimes it smells like cookies but usually it just smells like cheap body spray. She doesn't think it's very funny to make fun of deceased prostitutes and doesn't see why you can't just stick with a good old-fashioned dick joke. You can find her on twitter. You may send mail to katstories [at] gmail.com but she must insist that you don't send her any form of poetry whatsoever.



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