The other night, my boyfriend went home with a stripper, and I was totally cool with it. I’ve known about my boyfriend’s strip club patronage since we first started dating. Visiting a club in every city (he travels for work) is his equivalent of collecting state quarters. When he began a career as a heavy metal journalist, he became involved with one particular club, Pumps. They had an edgier rock n’ roll vibe and he began reviewing their burlesque shows. The club loved the positive attention and treated him like a bit of a local celebrity. He became friendly with many of the bartenders and dancers, who appreciated the presence of someone who tipped well, was respectful, and showed interest in their artistic endeavors. Keep reading »
I went to a college that was funded with money from a nearby casino. Unsurprisingly, the biggest neighboring city has a population of 30,000 people and 10 fully-nude strip clubs for them to attend. Regardless of how expensive the drinks are and how off-putting both the strippers and clientele are (one guy told me he’d actually SEEN a herpes outbreak on one of the strippers as she was rubbing the pole), the strip clubs continue to be the biggest source of tourist revenue for the area.
I didn’t get around to going to one until my junior year. The outing was suggested by one of my male friends. We went to Sirens*, one of the bigger clubs in the area. It was on the side of the highway in an industrial-looking building behind a power generator. Inside there were six stages featuring girls of all shapes and sizes.
My friend bought us a round of shots as soon as we sat down. Each one cost $8. There were a couple of guys there who didn’t look like they had $8. One of the strippers came over to talk to us. She introduced herself as Ivy, even though she had a massive tattoo on her back that said “Courtney.” She started telling the men that she was going to go have sex with one of her girlfriends that night, and that they should come watch. Keep reading »
I just did my taxes last night and felt justified writing off my legitimate business expenses. Stuff like books I bought or taxis I took to and from work events. I’m very proud of how anal I am about saving every receipt. Apparently, a number of rappers such as The Game, Jim Jones, Bizzy Bone, Daz Dillinger and Lil’ Flip feel that their legitimate business expenses should include money spent at strip clubs. TMZ spoke to a few of the rappers crusading for the “make it rain” tax deduction. Their pleas to Uncle Sam after the jump. Keep reading »
“Doing this movie … one shocking thing was to find how easy it is [to flaunt your sexuality]. Like, I went to a strip club with the director and the costume designer and it being an odd grouping of people going into a strip club in the middle of the afternoon, I was, like, straight-up offered a job. And then walking around New Orleans wearing the kind of stuff I was wearing literally could be like boom, boom, boom, done. But I would never do that.”
—Kristen Stewart talks about playing runaway teen stripper Mallory in the new flick “Welcome to the Rileys,” opposite James Gandolfini. Well, at least Kristen knows she’s got a few job options if the whole acting thing doesn’t work out? [MTV] Keep reading »
“Scores is a comfort zone for me.”
—Danielle Staub on why she chose to throw her birthday party at a strip club. Remember when the former stripper acted all injured and shy before going to that pole-dancing lesson? Bish, please. [NY Post] Keep reading »
Last night, Danielle Staub of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” celebrated her 48th birthday at the plastic surgeon’s office Scores strip club in New York City. As Danielle’s maybe girlfriend, Lori Michaels, told Radar, “It’s her party and she’ll strip if she wants to.”
We haven’t heard any reports about what went down at the party, but in our dream world, here are 10 things we imagine happened. Keep reading »
Dude, Zac Efron
is whipped. Before a trip to a Flashdancers Gentlemen’s Club
in New York City, he got his girlfriend’s permission. Last night Zac said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that he called Vanessa Hudgens
to tell her in advance he’d be hitting the strip club with his “High School Musical” co-star Corbin Bleu. She was “fine” with it, Zac claims. What a good boyfriend! [3am Girls
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I am a recovered vegan. I gave up all animal by-products for four years in high school, so while I’ve since been converted back to the way of cheese, I do empathize with people who are disciplined enough to keep with it. Case in point, Johnny Diablo, who’s been a vegan for 23 years and opened a vegan restaurant in Portland, Oregon, called Casa Diablo. And, uh, it’s a strip club with a “From Dusk Til Dawn” theme. “Please do not wear fur, feathers, silk, wool, or leather on stage. Thank you, the Animals,” reads a sign in the dressing room.
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Boing Boing points us to a Metro Times story on Jay Thunderbolt, a six-foot-five, 45-year-old Detroit resident who operates a strip club out of his house. Thunderbolt was left facially disfigured after he was shot in the head by a stranger when he was 11. For much of his life, he worked as a bodyguard — for a “dirty cop” and an adult theater owner. Eventually, he settled on running a strip club out of whatever private residence he was occupying. The business is open 24 hours a day, and customers can pick dancers from a photo album filled with Polaroids. “It’s 10 dollars a dance with the g-string on, 20 dollars with the g-string off,” according to house rules, and the proprietor takes 10 percent. What happens if the cops show up? The CEO of Thunderbolt Entertainment explains what he tells the girls: “Somebody show them some boobs, press them up against the window and say thank you for being a cop.” [Metro Times via Boing Boing] Keep reading »
Iceland has passed a law to shut down all strip clubs, making it illegal for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees.
Well, duh. It’s cold up there.
Actually, no: politician Kolbrun Halldorsdottir, who first proposed the law, said on Wednesday, “It is not acceptable that women, or people in general, are a product to be sold.” Iceland began hammering that point home last year when it passed a law effectively banning prostitution by criminalizing the purchase of sex; the strip club law is simply the next step. Keep reading »