WEB SERIES DOCUMENTARY: P.O.P (POWER OF THE P*SSY) – PART 1 AND PART 2
P.O.P (Power of Pussy”) is a multi part documentary series about some of the most celebrated and vindicated individuals in our culture; strippers.
These women are sometimes classified as lowlifes of society, many thought to be streetwalking drug fiends with no regard for others. Some are thought to be impressionable young women, taken advantage of by men overseeing a seedy underworld. These are assumptions often made without any context from the women who live this life. This short documentary is a small look at a world many have only heard about, shedding light on how things really work for many women who have put on a g-string at some point in their lives.
The first episode introduces us to GiGi Maguire, Cali and Simone, all dance or have danced at nationally renowned club Magic City. What does one have to possess to even begin navigating the business of strip; these ladies shine light on that question and others.
WARNING: SOME PROFANITY
I watched both parts of this documentary this morning. It was interesting watching how these women prepare for shows and hearing their somewhat brief stories.
I do however get the feeling that the documentary maker has made a conscious effort to stray away from also focusing on the not so pleasant side of this form of entertainment.
Eg. the dangers that strippers face on a nightly basis, the vulnerable positions that they put themselves in during a performance and when they agree to give “private dances”, drug abuse, sexual abuse and why a lot of these women end up choosing to become strippers.
But perhaps this will be explored in part 3.
Your thoughts please…