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And for women of color especially, the potential penalties were profound which is part of why their near-invisibility today is so heartbreaking.
Despite being cleared of any wrongdoing, the incident had a lasting effect on the Plasmatics — both financially and in terms of future bookings.
She also had an assistant, Lee, who watched her every move, and stood by admiringly as she put on her gold-sequined bra, and prepared for the show.