Last Labor Day at the Lusty Lady
When the Lusty Lady peep show in North Beach closed on Labor Day weekend in 2013, it was the only unionized, worker-owned sex club in the United States. To mark the five-year anniversary of the Lusty Lady’s closing, we revisit its closing days with Princess Pandora Noir, the Lusty’s former CEO, and some of the Lusty’s last customers.
"We just couldn't compete with, like, internet porn . . . and we weren't going to give people less than minimum wage to work. So we couldn't pay them and pay rent, so the thing that had to go was rent," says Princess Pandora
To learn more about the Lusty Lady, check out the documentary Live Nude Girls Unite!, which tells the story of the club’s unionization from the firsthand perspective of former dancer, Julia Query.