Miss Amelia, one of our interview-partners in “Orgasm – Photographs & Interviews” …

Amelia Kallman poses for a portrait on July 7 in Vienna. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

…makes waves around the world as she opens first Burlesque club in China with partner Norman Gosney.  Their experiences are captured in a book just published, “Diary of a Shanghai Showgirl.”


Amelia recaps her journey:

“I was 23… “Was I going to move to L.A. and wait tables and try to land a big part? Or move to China and open the first burlesque club and see what happens?” She chose the latter, because, she said, “I was enchanted by the prospects of creating my own directions and making my own way.”

Read more about Amelia Kallman at washingtonpost.com