From now on "Oscar winner" will be the adjective most used to describe "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody, but before Sunday's Hollywood award ceremony her name was always preceded by the words "former stripper. Soon after "Juno" became a critical and commercial success, the media latched on to Cody's G-string-to-riches story, highlighting her career on the pole Diablo stripper blog glossing over her career with the Diablo stripper blog — she published her first book four years before the film came out.
Strippers are a diverse group of people who dance for a variety of reasons, although almost all of them boil down to money. Since Cody took home the Academy Award for best original screenplay Sunday night, dancers in clubs and cabarets, bars and brothels across the country have looked to Cody, some hopefully and others less so.
Strippers, strippers will tell you, are not all boobs. They have brains too. And while some see Diablo stripper blog win as a validation, others are less hopeful that the stripper stereotype will remain unshaken.
At FlashDancers in New York City, a recent conversation sparked by Cody's triumph turned into a lecture on the aspirations of exotic dancers and the power — even in a strip club's dark, booze-stained corners — of the American Dream. There are many talented girls who want to do something else other than dance. I know many girls who need to dance just to afford school.
I think it is good for dancers with dreams to see her win this," she said. Cody — who's real name is Brook Busey-Hunt — isn't the first stripper to transition her skills into the broader entertainment industry.
But many dancers with day jobs say that they routinely face prejudices and that Diablo stripper blog success won't tear down those walls. I'm glad to see that the media has put her in a positive light, but I doubt it will change things for most women trying to do something else who are always going to be judged for having danced.
Holly, who asked Diablo stripper blog be identified by her stripper Diablo stripper blog because she performs as a comic under her real name, does not talk about dancing in her comedy act and says many people don't know how she supplements her income. There are tons of people in entertainment that have dabbled in dancing here and there, but very often they keep that part of their life a secret.
Holly says she earns a reasonable salary from comedy, but in order to live in New York she must supplement her income with dancing, a job that pays well and lets her set her own hours. Cody's memoir, "Candy Diablo stripper blog A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper," was published in Cody followed in the stiletto-heeled footsteps of another blogger who calls herself Lily Burana, who recently wrote on her blog, "I can't tell you how excited I am by [Cody] being shot out of the fame cannon and into the dazzling sky," and then goes on to recount how Cody, as a neophyte blogger, sought out Burana for advice.
After arriving in New York inthe Cambridge-educated writer worked as a freelance journalist before she found work in a club, first as a waitress and then as a dancer. According to Fowler, " was a really bad time for me.
I was stripping and waiting for a visa and every stripper I knew was getting a book deal. I had been in touch with Diablo and she gave me some good advice.