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 eight hours straight. Now that’s some inner-thigh strength! Pirner told reporters she was trying to prove a point about workplace equality, not just show off her pole riding skills: “When asked why this did this, Pirner said that it was to prove that women are just as physically and mentally capable as men, and deserve to be treated equally in the workplace.” I am not sure how that works in the real world, but I will respect the words of anyone who can hang on to a pole by their ankles for that long. [True/Slant] Keep reading »
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 walk. There’s a learning curve to graceful perambulation in high heels, and some gals try to leap from one-inch kitten heels to five-inch spikes without giving themselves a chance to learn how to walk the walk. It’s no surprise there’s a class that’ll teach you how to walk in heels, but if you can’t spend a week in hooker-heel class, you can still use my pointers. For me, it’s a job skill, seeing how I’m often wearing nothing but spike-heeled platforms. Keep reading »
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 there’s something wrong with the idea of swinging a bat at a stripper pinata.
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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 mistresses of the year, scantily clad and working it. The mastermind behind this brilliant idea was Gina Rodriguez, aka Demi Delia. She was tired of being known just as David Boreanaz’s former mistress. She had a life before him … as a stripper. Why not get back to her roots? Hence, her big idea: The Girls From The Hottest Scandals of 2010 Show. After the jump, some of the ladies who will be starring in this gem. Sadly, it appears that Rachel Uchitel and Bombshell McGee are too busy to make it. Get your tickets while you still can. Oh, and you might want to bring your Tiger Woods Mistresses trading cards so you can get some autographs. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »
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 »
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. Keep reading »
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. She claims that she signed a contract saying that she would receive $4 per photo and they would only be used in association with the Penthouse name. Her first mistake was selling her pics for $4—a really bad business decision, but I digress. The club’s management said that they were legally able to do whatever they wanted with the pics. Even though she was allegedly never paid her $4, what upset her most was that she didn’t want to be seen as that kind of stripper. She feels Penthouse has a much more reputable image than Scores. Really? Does this strike anyone else as kind of funny? A stripper is a stripper is a stripper, right? Apparently not. Keep reading »
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 with different types of men. In fact, I know they’re ignoring this inside knowledge, because I hear at least one screaming fight on a cell phone a night in the dressing room. Some of us are thinking, “Girl, when he made you pay for two dates in a row, you should’ve known,” or “That man is a serial stripper dater — what were you thinking?” Bad boyfriends reveal themselves pretty readily whether they’re on dates or in the club, and I’m here to connect the dots, so you don’t have to waste your time. Obviously, not all men frequent strip clubs, but all types of men do. After the jump, five archetypal bad boyfriends and their warning signs, in the club and out. Keep reading »