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There is Paty, the fichera, who told me about the client who would buy her a bunch of roses, take her to a hotel room and ask her to strip naked and eat the rose petals.
The phenomenon was so popular it even spawned a film genre, with fichera movies titillating Mexican audiences in the 1970s.
Torres agrees that fichera work can be harsh and tiring, but she had few other options when her marriage fell apart.
Rocio Jimenez, a 57-year-old grandmother, claims to be Mexico City's oldest fichera dancer with 32 years on the job - most recently in Dos Naciones cabaret.
From more than 50 in central Mexico City in the mid-20th century, perhaps a half dozen true fichera clubs remain today - the latest casualty being the Bombay, where Mexican President Adolfo Lopez Mateos, painter Jose Luis Cuevas and Ernesto "Che" Guevara supposedly graced the dance floor.
In a recent book profiling Mexico City, one fichera dancer told the author that a man paid her to do nothing more than eat rose petals in the nude.