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License to Pimp (Documentary) - Kickstarter
License to Pimp is a feature documentary about the choices that three San Francisco strippers make as their workplaces engage in illegal labor practices. Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work. I worked in half of San Francisco’s strip clubs during the 1990s and witnessed their transformation into brothels as a result of these fees. Now as a filmmaker, I uncover current working conditions & try to find out how strip clubs are able to operate outside the law.
Each woman makes distinctly different decisions yet our collective journeys are woven into one story of strippers negotiating our labor rights within the sex industry.
Whether you’re for or against sex work, this sounds like a worthwhile project. Currently, the documentary still needs around $25,000 to be made.
This project has less than a few days to go and isn’t yet fully-funded, so I thought I’d reblog it.