Arabian Dance (or the Reverse Striptease)
copyright of the artist.
'Striptease - at least Parisian striptease - is based on a contradiction: Woman is desexualized at the very moment when she is stripped naked. We may therefore say that we are dealing in a sense with a spectacle based on fear, or rather on the pretence of fear, as if eroticism here went no further than a sort of delicious terror, whose ritual signs have only to be announced to evoke at once the idea of sex and its conjuration.'
Roland Barthes, Striptease, in Mythologies, 1957
Loading more stuff…
Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?