Lapdancer strips veil off Las Vegas casinos
By Duncan Campbell for The Guardian
Las Vegas has always been famous for its dancers offering bittersweet entertainment for the late-night losers at the gaming tables. Now one dancer is making her place in history in a way not envisioned by choreographers.
For six years Andrea Hackett, 49, was a lapdancer at the Deja Vu club. Now she is attempting to unionise the Nevada city's exotic dancers and challenge the casinos.
She is no stranger to challenges. An anti-war activist in the 1960s and a union militant in the 80s, she faced prejudice in 1995 when she changed gender and George became Andrea - a tall, dark-haired woman with the laidback repartee of a nightclub comedian. click for more