Fuck You Pay Me has possibly been so well received by critics because it portrays strippers and sex-workers as actual human beings with real feelings and drive and lives, fancy that. Bea is a regular girl, not a cheesy stereotype or a sad statistic. She’s like you or me, only her strict catholic mom has just found out she’s stripping for cash. F**k You Pay Me has been invited to the Fringe and rightly so, it’s a big F**k You to the preconceptions people have towards sex-workers, with stories told via dance, poetry, comedy and and tender theatre. It’s creator, Joana Nastari of East London Stripper Collective hopes to shine a light on a generally ignored (yet the so-called ‘world’s oldest’) profession, and one that’s criminalisation, stigma status and low ranking in society makes it’s employees targets of violence.
N1TheatreFriday July 27