Taiwanese funeral strippers entertain the living and the deadPosted: July 17, 2011
It’s a wierd world and that’s an understatement. If your loved one dies in Taiwan a funerary option open to you is the Electric Flower Car (EFC), a wheeled, neon-lit platform upon which women strip down to their bare essentials.
University of South Carolina anthropologist Marc L. Moskowitz recently did a documentary ‘Dancing for the Dead: Funeral Strippers in Taiwan’ which detailed the practice.
According to Mosckowitz the habit is more prevalent in rural areas. Here is the full interview with Mosckowitz.
The tradition supposedly started about 20 years ago, when the Taiwanese mafia people who run the sleazy nightclub business took over significant sections of the island’s mortuary business.