Go Go Girls From Brazil in New York
The main focus of this series was a girl named Betina. Betina was 32 years old, and told me that she had always known that she would one day 'end up dancing in her underwear in America.' Many women from Betina's favela in Brazil had made to the U.S. the same way, it was a career choice, a way out, and one she had aspired to since she was a little girl.
Until mid 90’s, strip club bars were mainly destination for girls who wanted to make money dancing topless, entertaining the costumers to consume alcoholic drinks, and even going to bed in cases both agreed on it. Betina had to pay to the owner of the club 30-40US Dollars per night as a rent for using the place to dance and to get her money. Today Strip clubs are frequently destination for trafficked girls and the deals are between pimps and strip club owners where the girls have no say but only to obey.