As Downtown Milwaukee considers its first new strip club in a long time, I thought it would be fun to clear the air about some of the stereotypes strip clubs and strippers tend to have. Granted, there are stereotypes for a reason, right?
"Destiny" isn't her real name, and technically, she's an ex-stripper, having left the business a few months ago after working at Encore Gentlemen's Club for a decade. But Destiny has some stories to tell and a new non-stripper job, so using her real name wasn't really an option. Destiny was one of those exotic dancers who actually used the money she earned to work her way through college. Here's her story.
Burlesque is back, thanks to sassy troupes like Milwaukee's Brew City Burlesque. Often confused with exotic dancing, founding member Jennifer Gibson says it's "more wholesome ... than stripping."