Stripcast: True Stories from a Stripper with a PhD

My name is Lux ATL, and I am a mother, wife, business owner, former university instructor, and lifelong stripper. From the halls of academia to the strip club stage, my life as a post-academic feminist sex worker has been filled with unique sociological insight, unforgettable friendships, and a thousand beautiful messes in between. These are my true stories of the highs and lows of an ex-academic and lifelong stripper pole dancing for pay on stages all across the South.
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May 4, 2016

What’s up, dudes? Thanks for tuning in to Episode 4: Stripclub Love Stories

Strip club love stories is about just that. The connections you make in this strange and unique environment that is at once totally false and yet totally real.

People who are not part of the industry tend to think of stripclubs as sort of soulless faceless holes where no real feelings could ever occur. I’m here to tell you today that’s not true. Listen to my stories about the love, friendship, the ways we helped each other, and the ways we failed each other up in that trap house. Enjoy!

Stripclub Love Stories: Johanna

  • Beautiful in every way: porcelain skin, lean muscle, curves, shiny black hair
  • A work of art: maneuvers around the stage like a serpent, fluid, hypnotizing
  • I know why you do this: she made me feel unalone when I was alone
  • Do you think anyone could ever love me? love someone like me...
  • How could anyone not love you?
  • Could anyone ever love you, my sweet friend...
  • My heart breaks to see this beauty wasted, unnoticed in the mirrors of her soul
  • Women watching, whispering fantasies, if only I could be like her
  • You count now, today with no provisions. You count today!

Stripclub Love Stories: Part 2

  • I’m a dancer too, he replies
  • 8 years in the industry, jaded, hard, face aching from smiling, back aching from arching
  • He asks me for a dance
  • I would like for you to keep on your clothes, and hug me instead
  • This hug was different, the kind you give your friend, your grandma, the kind that says I’m here with you, I feel you
  • All bullshit disappeared
  • Just two strippers hugging it out in the traphouse

Stripclub Love Stories: Part 3

  • She was super trailer park; brassy blond edges
  • Tatoos received from a kitchen table; rebel flags, chained pitbulls
  • Success is misspelled across her shoulder blade
  • She has a pimp; the girls whisper
  • Everyone hated Misty; she was country, inelegant, low-down
  • I loved Misty; When that Southern accent spilled out, I was hooked
  • She felt like home, to me
  • Breaking rules in VIP is a risk
  • I let you take the risk for me
  • I let you take the fall for me
  • She looked right through me

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