Chile's Subway Goddess Arrested for Pole Dancing

July 14, 2008


Chile’s famed “La Diosa del Metro” or Subway Goddess was arrested last week for provocatively pole dancing in Santiago’s subway cars during rush hour. Monserrat Morilles, a professional stripper performed the pole “dances” as a way to protest the prudish nature of Chilean society. She called her performances “happy minutes” and did her best to avoid arrest. She refused tips, only performed between stops and made sure not to dance in front of children.

The police eventually caught up to her, surrounding her on a subway car just as she was about to perform. As  she was being arrested she told Reuters:

This is just a beginning. We are starting an idea here that will grow and be developed further.

Viva la Stripper

Catch the La Diosa del Metro in action on a subway car in Santiago.