I get that is what they were trying to do, but I think it failed horribly.I disagree about this one. I think it chooses the stripper/prostitute lifestyle to illustrate the darker, seedier side of the music business. The original song was about the hard, dark parts about being a traveling musician, so I don't think it's that much of a stretch.
When she says, given the chance to start over, she would make the same choices - I think that speaks for a lot of musicians, despite the hardships and social scorn they might face.
Plus, that's Ginger Lynn! ;-)
Nor that that change the stripper story has ZERO to do with the lyrics in the verses.
Particularly creepy when James sings the line "is it woman or is it man?" and it's a shot of a stripper where there is no ambiguity makes no sense.