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. August 31, 2021
    1 hr
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    9. Where The Butt Ends
    It’s the end of the season, but it’s not the end of the story. Natalia is joined by fellow historians and co-producers Nicole Hemmer and Neil J. Young for a discussion of the things that fascinated them most ab…
  2. August 24, 2021
    39 min
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    8. The Final Act
    Steve Banerjee’s final move leaves the community reeling. But the show’s legacy lives on in the lives of the people who built it, and in the theaters around the world where the Chippendales dancers continue to…
  3. August 17, 2021
    41 min
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    7. The Golden Goose
    When a hired hitman flips on his boss, the FBI begins an investigation that turns into a years-long international manhunt. Can the lead investigator—a rookie agent who plays by his own rules—match wits with the…
  4. August 10, 2021
    44 min
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    6. A Tad of Cyanide
    1991. The UK. An international muder plot featuring a hitman, cyanide, male strippers, and a kingpin who’s determined to take out his competition at any cost. Hollywood movie plot? Or just another day in Steve…
  5. August 03, 2021
    40 min
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    5. 31 Days in February...One Day in April
    The bigger Chippendales gets, the more paranoid Steve Banerjee becomes, until everything and everyone begins to look like a threat. A confidante creates a rival beefcake calendar, and a printing error of his ow…
  6. 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…
  7. July 20, 2021
    43 min