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Burlesque is not as bad as stripping. It's far worse

People enjoying a lifestyle are choking and denigrating people trying to build a life

13 July 2013

9:00 AM

13 July 2013

9:00 AM

A female friend asked me to a burlesque night she had organised. She honestly thought I would enjoy it. ‘Come and see naked women who aren’t being exploited,’ she said.

My friend said this because I sometimes hide from the world in the dark caves of Hackney, where ladies collect pounds in a pint glass and then turn around a pole with all the joie de vivre of a rusty weathervane in a light gale.

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Liam Mullone is a comedian. His latest show, Game Over, will be at the Caves in Edinburgh from 1 to 25 August.

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