June 8: Live Nude Girls Unite! SEX+++ Screening and Discussion at Hull House

Join us at the Hull-House Museum for a special screening of Live Girls Unite! and a discussion on the intersections between feminism and labor rights.

June 8, 2010 7pm
SEX+++ Documentary Film Series
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S Halsted
FREE

Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000, 70 min.)
A stripper at a club called the Lusty Lady, Julia Query is no stranger to hard work. Along with fellow exotic dancers, Query puts in long, hard hours on stage and in the peep booth. But when faced with no sick leave, unfair demotions, safety and privacy concerns, and racial discrimination, Query and her co-workers decide to do something about it. They set out to organize and unionize the exotic dancers of the Lusty Lady.

Live Nude Girls Unite! follows their quest to form the first ever Exotic Dancers Union. On stage and behind the scenes, Query and co-director Vicky Funari uncover the struggles, the stories and the lives of the women who toil in the Lusty Lady.

After the film we will have a provocative discussion about feminism and labor rights from varying perspectives with labor activists, sex workers, and more. Questions include:
To what extent are the plights of the erotic workers similar and different to other female workers? Do you think the film’s characters face exploitation beyond what a union can address? How do race and class affect the exploitation that erotic workers face? What are the terms that you would accept in this situation? How can feminists and labor rights activists work together to empower women and workers?



About the SEX+++ Film Series
Join us for our second year of radically inclusive documentary films about positive sexuality. This free documentary series offers a new space to discuss sex positivity, broadly defined as: there is no “should” among consenting adults. The series covers a diverse range of experience and seeks to be inclusive of people of color; subcultures that aren’t often found in LGBTQ and/or feminist circles; and very marginalized sexual identities, such as trans and BDSM.

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum is pleased to host this series as a new expression of the Hull-House Settlement’s historic advocacy for sex education. Originally created and curated by Clarisse Thorn, the 2010 series is curated by a diverse committee of SEX+++ attendees including activists, sex workers, scholars, and kinksters.

THANKS TO THE GREAT SUPPORTERS WHO MAKE THIS SERIES POSSIBLE!

2010 SPONSORS:
+ Galleria Domain Two NFP, Inc.
+ CreativeFilth.com: Chicago’s Erotic Social Network and Web Magazine
+ The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
+ The Leather Archives and Museum
+ Comstock Films
+ We’re seeking more Chicago sponsors — get in touch if you’re interested!

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