Too Much: A Burden Women Carry

Lynn Sally
8 min readAug 22, 2021
The Author’s alter-ego, Dr. Lucky, hosts a resident show at the Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque. Image by Lynette Astaire.

A local reporter from a Hudson Valley paper was covering Camp Camp, my weekend sleepaway camp for burlesque performers — a camp dedicated to all things campy. I thought it was a funny pun — “intentional camp” which Susan Sontag insists is less pure (although in this case she is wrong.) Besides, who doesn’t love kumbaya and s’mores, swimming and girl bonding?

Lynn Sally

Author of "Neo-Burlesque: Striptease as Transformation" (Rutgers University Press, 2022). Please follow me!