Should you find yourself in the middle of a labor dispute, you might want to bring along the exotic dancers of San Francisco's Lusty Lady strip club to the bargaining table. In 1997, these tough, headstrong ecdysiasts negotiated a contract with their employers that
made the Lusty Lady the first unionized establishment of its kind. Vicky Funari's eye-opening documentary tells their story, or, more specifically, the story of Funari's co-writer/co-director, Julia Query. A nice Jewish girl from New York, Query dropped out of grad school and moved to San
Francisco to pursue a career as a writer and stand-up comic; to make ends meet, she took a job in the sex industry. ...