Posts tagged "stripping"

“La Bare” Is Basically “Magic Mike: The Documentary” So Get Ready To Drool

We’ve got 15 months to go until “Magic Mike XXL” hits theaters, but the movie’s Big Dick Richie has something to whet your appetite in the meantime. Joe Manganiello — who plays the well-endowed Richie in “Magic Mike” — directed “La Bare,” a documentary about the world’s most popular male strip club, La Bare Dallas,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 22, 2014

Pole Dancing Robots Appear At Technology Trade Fair

Women in tech have got more to worry about than sexist attitudes and an abysmal dude-to-lady ratio: at a tech trade show in Germany on Sunday night, there were pole-dancing robots. The bots, which were designed by artist Giles Walker, rent out for $40,000 apiece.  Two of the bots shook their silicone tits at the CeBIT…

Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2014

Kathleen Hanna Explains The Origins Of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

This one’s an oldie but a goodie: Riot grrl hero and fellow Colonel Mustard fan Kathleen Hanna is the woman responsible (in small part, anyway) for the epic Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” In this clip from her 2010 performance at Joe’s Pub in NYC, Hanna tells the story of hanging out with Kurt,…

Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2013

Lusty Lady, San Francisco’s Employee-Owned Strip Club, Forced To Close

A rent hike has forced the Lusty Lady, an employee-owned co-ed strip club in San Francisco, to close its doors after 30+ years.  The Lusty Lady, which was featured in the 2000  documentary “Live Nude Girls Unite,” was the first strip club in the country to form a union for dancers and provide health…

Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2013

True Story: I Was A Mediocre Midwestern Stripper

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…

Gwendolyn Kansen / June 17, 2013

“Scandal” Needs More Columbus Short Stripping

“Josh Malina [who plays David Rosen] has left me messages that he’s a police detective and that he wants to question me. It’d scare the hell out of me. He did the same thing to Katie, saying he was a tabloid reporter and wanted scoop on the actors of ‘Scandal.’ He’s so bad. He’ll take…

Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2013

True Story: I Worked As A High-End Stripper

“What do you feel about going topless?” he asked me over the phone. I hesitantly replied, “Well, I guess I’m okay with it. But will they be able to touch my boobs?” There was an awkward pause on the other end of the line. “Yes, but you’ll never have to do anything more. I promise.”…

Anonymous / April 2, 2013

World’s Best/Worst Mom Hired Strippers For Her Son’s 16th Birthday Party

Sometimes I feel really bad for the shit that strippers have to deal with! A 16th birthday party filled with testosterone-laden horndogs is right on top of that list.

Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 2013

The DOs & DON’Ts Of Taking Your Girlfriend To A Strip Club

Contrary to what guys might think, there are many women out there who are not opposed to going to strip clubs … under the appropriate circumstances.
That time you got dragged to a strip club by your cokehead, college boyfriend and he made you stuff dollar bills in panties or that time your guy friend…

The Frisky / November 1, 2012

Strippers In Pop Culture

After a New York nightclub tried to justify its dancers getting the same “artistic” tax exemptions as ballerinas, New York’s highest court ruled this week that strip clubs will have to pay their state sales taxes (guess the lawmakers don’t see the artistry in stripping). This means the club’s cover charge and lap dances will…

Tres Sugar / October 25, 2012

Tampa Strip Club Hires Sarah Palin Lookalike Stripper For Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention is August 27 to 30 in Tampa, Florida, and that means the area’s 40 strip clubs are scrambling to get ready. Strip club owners say that during the 2009 Super Bowl in Tampa, they doubled and tripled the number of dancers. What will happen for this GOP-palooza? Well, you’ll be happy…

Jessica Wakeman / July 23, 2012

New Low: Octomom Sued By Strip Club

Today in the world of Very, Very Serious Legal Battles: A strip club is trying to get an emergency injunction … to keep Octomom Nadya Suleman from stripping at a competing club. Suleman, you’ll remember, was due to launch her stripping career at T’s Lounge in West Palm Beach with a series of eight show…

Newser / July 11, 2012

Houston’s $5 “Pole Tax” Rubs Strip Clubs The Wrong Way (Ha, Ha)

Strip clubs in the fair city of Houston, Texas, will soon be hit with an interesting new tax: a $5-per-visitor tax which will go towards paying for a backlog of the city’s 6,000 rape kits. The Houston City Council passed an ordinance on Wednesday which will require almost 30 gentleman’s clubs to fork over the…

Jessica Wakeman / June 29, 2012

Lulu, The Plus Size Pole Dancer, Is My Spirit Animal

A spirit animal is supposed to be someone who encapsulates your essence, your soul, your very spirit. When I saw Lulu the Plus Size Pole Dancer, I knew I had found mine. Even though she’s a bigger girl, Lulu took the stage of “America’s Got Talent” in front of millions of viewers and swung herself…

Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2012

Beefcake Alert! 8 Male Celebs Who’ve Worked As Strippers

Las Vegas is the land of celebrity second acts. Some of them are seedier than others, like, say, taking your clothes off for drunk, howling bachelorettes. Joey Lawrence is the latest shameless celeb to add “stripper” to his resume: the 36-year-old will be joining the all-male stripper crew at Chippendales for a three-week engagement thi…

Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2012

Evening Quickies: Channing Tatum Never Enjoyed Stripping

Channing Tatum much prefers being a Hollywood leading man to a male stripper, thank you. In the latest issue of OUT magazine, he says stripping kinda sucked. “I never enjoyed the taking-the-clothes-off part,” Tatum said. “You are on a stage with people yelling at you, and you feel you’re a rock star, but you’re…

Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2012

Reporter Fired For Stripping Files Gender Discrimination Complaint

This past March, the Houston Chronicle fired society reporter Sarah Tressler from her job after the city’s rival newspaper exposed her as a stripper. The Chronicle claimed it only fired Tressler because she did not reveal that job — not, say, because it actually had a problem that one of its reporters worked the pole…

Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2012

Newspaper Fires Writer Sarah Tressler Because She Also Worked As A Stripper

A Texas newspaper has fired staff reporter Sarah Tressler after she was exposed — by a competing paper, natch — as a stripper. Tressler, who has a bachelor’s and master’s degree, worked as a society reporter for the Houston Chronicle and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston. But for eight years,…

Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2012

Dita Von Teese On The Difference Between Stripping And Burlesque

“More feather and rhinestones! Better lighting! Bigger production value! Striptease burlesque was invented in America, so it’s not any different. …  If you read anything Gypsy Rose Lee ever wrote, she liked being called a stripper. That word was used back then. I don’t really need any fancy terminology to describe what I do. I…

Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2011

Men Love A Good Striptease In A Public Bathroom, Says Axe

Romance?! Who wants romance?! Feh! Yuck! Pa-tooey! Bring on scantily-clad strippers in public bathrooms! All men need an ass grinding against their crotch after the appetizer — and not their girlfriend’s, silly, but a stranger. They need fresh poontang constantly! That’s just the way men are. 

Axe, you’ve outdone yourself with this Spanish-language…

Jessica Wakeman / November 2, 2011
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