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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.

    First Stop in the New World by David Lida: an interview with the author

  • 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. - News

  • 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. - News

  • 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. - News


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