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Just click on the icons to get to the download page. The sequined curtains of Barcelona's Bagdad nightclub have seen a few sights in their 40 years -- from red-lit sex shows to burlesque troupers hauling gas canisters with their genitals.
But the legendary nightspot, opened in the s during Spain's swinging return to democracy, is now feeling the pinch from a new sideshow -- Catalonia's drive to declare independence. The maitre d' reckons business has slumped 70 percent since Catalonia organised a banned referendum on independence on October Sexe club in Independence, plunging Spain into a constitutional crisis.
Normally a favourite haunt of tourists, businessmen and bachelor parties on the hunt for titillation, the mirror-lined club one recent day had just two sole punters on its cherry red seats, taking in an x-rated show that often requires audience participation. In a reminder of the region's tumult, the face of a pro-independence actor, Sexe club in Independence Masferrer, appears on a poster for one show.
Catalonia, home Inependence 7. But in just two weeks following the October 1 vote, tourism saw a 15 percent year-on-year drop off, according to employers' federation Exceltur.
The Bagdad, named to evoke the tales in Sexe club in Independence Nights", was founded in Decembera month after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. The country's return to democracy hailed an era of sexual liberation in traditionally conservative Spain, including a surge in pornographic and erotic art, particularly in the film world.
It was during a trip to Hamburg's red light district -- around the lurid, buzzing Reeperbahn once home Sexe club in Independence Sede Beatles -- that De Lucia came up with the idea of her own hommage to hedonism. Just seeing all these amazing halls, the sex shops, the peep shows, I felt I was on another planet," she recalls.
With her husband she decided to Independenfe an old flamenco cabaret near Barcelona's Las Ramblas Boulevard owned by local screen luminary La Bella Dorita.
Back then you had to travel to France just to see 'Last Tango in Paris', so it was an impressive success.
The club has produced its share of legends, including famed porn actors Nacho Vidal and Marco Banderas and performers Kumar and Tiger Man, who perfected the improbable feat of lifting a kilogramme bell and a gas canister by their penises. Banderas admits he's "never seen Sexe club in Independence a slump" in clientele, but De Lucia is defiant.
TheJakartaPost Please Update your browser Your browser is Sexe club in Independence of date, and may not be compatible with our website. Down the road, an avenue lined with theatres and cinemas is similarly bereft of visitors. De Lucia feels much the same.
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