Posts tagged "strippers"

In China, College Girls Find Prostitution A Shortcut To Success

College students need to support themselves somehow. And in China, it's becoming increasingly popular to make a living selling your body. Prostitution in China is on the rise -- particularly among college students -- and girls get paid not on a nightly basis, but a yearly fee. Annual fees start around $5,000 for more homely…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 21, 2010

Minka Kelly Loved Her Stripper Mother

"It was all about what we could do to have fun with nothing. She would come home at like three, four o'clock in the morning, and she would wake me up in the middle of the night and we'd go grocery shopping. My mom lived a fast life … that was so much fun. We…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 12, 2010

Krystal Ball’s New Statement About The Scandalous Photos Released Online

Krystal Ball, the 28-year-old Virginia Congressional candidate whose embarrassing private photos were dug up by a right-wing blog and posted on the internet, released the public statement today of my feminist wet dreams.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Chris Brown Tweets About Fat “Hoes”

Boyfriend-of-the-year Chris Brown has been tweeting for the #fatstrippernames hash tag on Twitter and coming up with creative ways to use the word "hoe," like "double stuffed orehoe" and "Dorithoe." He does have PR people, right? [The Gloss] The Senate Crime and Drugs sub-committee announced it will investigate whether police departments nationwide are doing justice…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2010

Watch How You Install That Home Stripper Pole

This isn't the first stripper pole fail we've seen, and we're pretty sure this won't be the last. Here's the thing about stripper poles. Either make sure you follow the instructions on the box of your home stripper pole kit, or please leave the pole dancing to the professionals, ladies. We're looking out for you.

By: Susannah Breslin / August 30, 2010

Hungarian Pole Dancer Sets World Record To Promote Gender Equality

I think this is real? And not a joke, like the Hungarian version of The Onion or something? According to a Hungarian website, a porn star-turned-exotic dancer named Alma Pirner (aka Ginger Jones) got together with a bunch of other strippers and set a world record for pole dancing by working the brass pole for…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 13, 2010

Advice From A Stripper: How To Wear High Heels

Today's high heels regularly reach five inches, and platforms formerly reserved for stripper shoes are an honest-to-goodness civilian trend. While the figure-enhancing allure of a higher heel is obvious to this dancer, I'm surprised every time I see a young woman clomping along the sidewalk in a pair of shoes in which she clearly can't…

By: Bubbles Burbujas / June 28, 2010

Topless Stripper Pinatas Giving Texans An Eyeful

A pinata shop in Donna, Texas, sells the usual Elmo and Batman pinatas, but it also sells one particularly troubling item: a pinata of a topless lady on a stripper pole. Moms who drive past the nudie pinatas told the local news station it's inappropriate for little kids to see. No one questions, though, whether…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 14, 2010

The Magical Mistresses Show Is Coming To Take You Away!

The greatest show on Earth is coming soon to a city near you. No, not the circus, but close. The ladies of the biggest sex scandals this year will be combining their, uh, talents into one stripperfest bonanza. Yup, that's right. All in one place, you can purchase a ticket to see your favorite mistresse…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 9, 2010

Dear Wendy: “He Wants Us To Hit A Strip Club For His Birthday”

I have been dating my boyfriend for almost a year and I love him very much. This weekend we are celebrating his birthday and I have gone out of my way to make this birthday extra special for him and have organized gifts, dinner, and an evening out with friends down to the last detail.

By: Wendy Atterberry / May 11, 2010

Detroit Dude Runs Strip Club Out Of His Home

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…

By: Susannah Breslin / April 21, 2010

Girl Talk: My First Pole Dancing Class

I am not sexy. That could be the takeaway if you'd been a fly on the pole — er, the wall — at my first pole dancing class this weekend. There are a great many talents I have in this world. But strutting sexy and swirling around a pole are not some of those gifts.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2010

Apparently There’s A Class System For Strippers

Nicole Hughes, a former stripper for the Penthouse Executive Club, is suing for “mental anguish, emotional distress, humiliation and loss of reputation” and an undisclosed amount of money after being portrayed on a billboard as a Scores stripper. "I just felt so betrayed. How could they do all that and not tell me?" Hughes says.

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 7, 2010

Advice From A Stripper: The Early Warning Guide To Bad Boyfriends

You can tell a lot about a man by how he acts in a strip club. Does he treat it like a consequence-free environment, or does he act like the same person he is outside? So many of my coworkers at the club make no personal use of all their professional experiences observing and interacting…

By: Bubbles Burbujas / March 25, 2010

Advice From A Stripper: Strip Club Etiquette

Stupid mainstreaming of stripper culture. If I have to read another article about recession strippers, pole dancing classes, or strippers-turned-respectable-citizens, I'm going to throw my platforms at the cat. Our audience has changed, and instead of show behavior being learned by a young man on the occasion of his 18th or 21st birthday, it's imparted…

By: Bubbles Burbujas / February 17, 2010

Channing Tatum Gives Ellen DeGeneres A Lap Dance

My boyfriend -- I mean actor Channing Tatum -- appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres" show this week to promote his latest movie, "Dear John," which managed to knock "Avatar" out of the box-office top spot this past weekend. Of course, Ellen brought up Tatum's former career as a male stripper -- watch the video to

By: Susannah Breslin / February 11, 2010

Girl Talk: He’s Going To A Bachelor Party With Strippers

"Oh no!" My boyfriend started moaning. "This is not going to be a classy affair! Do I have to go?" As far as invitations go, this one was direct: Montreal. Drinking. Strippers. Ah, yes, an invitation to a bachelor party from one of his high school buddies. "He's one of your best friends," I shrugged.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 10, 2010

A Former Exotic Dancer Inspires Military Wives Through Burlesque

Years ago, I interviewed Lily Burana, a former exotic dancer who wrote a book about her "farewell tour" dancing at strip clubs across the country. Earlier this year, I interviewed her again, about her latest book, one in which she chronicles the difficulties she experienced when her Army officer husband was deployed to Iraq. Now,…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 29, 2009

Girl Talk: I’m A Stripper For The Holidays

'Tis the season! That's right -- Christmas. We all endure the holidays with that familiar combination of dread and enjoyment. So much to look forward to! There are the office parties, the family get-togethers, the decorations, and the gift exchanges. Everyone has their own unique holiday traditions. My favorite tradition is to spend the holiday…

By: Josephine Hutchins / December 21, 2009

Quotable: Dita Von Teese Doesn’t Understand Why “Stripper” Has A Negative Connotation

"I don’t mind being called [a stripper] because that is what I do, but I don't understand why there is such a taboo attached to it. Basically what I do is like an actress that has nude scenes in a movie, it's part of the role and its part of what my show is. It'…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 17, 2009