Welcome to Your Fantasy

Welcome to Your Fantasy

Welcome to Your Fantasy

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
In the 1980s the “male exotic dancers” of Chippendales were everywhere, selling the promise of women’s liberation for the price of a few dollars in a g-string. But behind the powerful mullets, oiled pecs, and non-stop parties lies a much darker story of greed, corruption and murder. Historian Natalia Petrzela exposes one of the great, sordid, unexamined stories in American culture.
  1. July 27, 2021
    53 min
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    4. Three Men and a Lawsuit
    In 1982, after being turned away at the door of Chippendales, a UCLA law student brings a racial discrimination lawsuit against the club. His life, and the life of one of the L.A. club dancers, become unexpecte…
  2. July 20, 2021
    43 min
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    3. Part of the Act
    Greed. Cocaine. Porn in Times Square. It’s New York in the ‘80s and the destination for Chippendales’ flashy second location. As Chippendales gains national fame and daytime talk show ubiquity, Nick de Noia and…
  3. July 13, 2021
    47 min
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    2. The Perfect Man
    The Chippendales show gets a revamp from Steve Banerjee's latest hire, Nick De Noia. An Emmy Award-winning children's TV producer with a big ego and even bigger opinions, Nick uses his song-and-dance sensibilit…
  4. July 06, 2021
    49 min
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    1. A Disneyland for Adults
    When Steve Banerjee, a young Indian immigrant, arrives in Los Angeles, he is determined to start a successful business just like his two idols, Hugh Hefner and Walt Disney. And by 1979, he does. With the help o…
  5. February 10, 2021
    7 min
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    Episode 1 Sneak Peek: A Disneyland For Adults
    It’s 1987, and the Chippendales dancers are packing nightclubs across America with their sold-out male exotic dance shows. As crowds of women scream for the mullets, the spandex, and the tans...a shocking event…
  6. January 26, 2021
    2 min
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    This Is Chippendales…Revealed
    In the 1980s the “male exotic dancers” of Chippendales were everywhere, selling the promise of women’s liberation for the price of a few dollars in a g-string. But behind the powerful mullets, oiled pecs, and n…

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