Episode 19 – Chanelle Gallant

We were thrilled to sit down with Chanelle Gallant in Toronto to talk about her brilliant essay, “Fuck You Pay Me,” in Pleasure Activism (see Episode 13), her book-in-progress about sex as a form of unpaid work, and, of course, Hustlers. In the conversation, Chanelle references the crucial work of Kate Zen (Twitter, articles on Truth Out, and Kate Zen on Hustlers); Red Canary, which supports the grassroots organizing of migrant sex workers; and the Toronto-based group Butterfly, which “provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers .” Check it out.

Episode 17 – Hustlers (2019)

J.Lo & $.

The one where we talk about J.Lo looking phenomenal at 50, the honesty of a lap dance, and how the whole world’s a strip club.

After our discussion our comrade Chanelle recommended some reading–a piece by Kate Zen that adds some crucial context and insight into the film’s representation of Destiny: “Constance Wu’s real-life ‘Hustlers’ inspiration and the problem with model minority redemption narratives.”

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

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