Mattie “Ma” Barker
Ma Barker was PleasureTown’s first local celebrity, one who whose profile would eventually grow into the stuff of legend. Trapped in an abusive marriage, she eventually found freedom by taking matters – and a frying pan – into her own hands. She then traveled the boxing circuit, participating in exhibitions as the world’s first female boxer. Later in life, she found her way back to PleasureTown, where she assumed the role as madam of the brothel Bordello Bonsoir.