When fears of the COVID-19 pandemic first started circulating, Brodie Grody, a stripper in Portland, Oregon, saw her income dwindle to about half of what it usually was. “People were scared,” she says. “They were going out less. They were buying fewer lap dances and sitting at the stage less because they were worried about getting too close to us.” Then, when Gov. Kate Brown announced last week she would be shutting down all restaurants and bars in Oregon, Grody’s already-dwindling income was “wiped out completely,” she says. “We really needed to step it up and start hustling.” Grody’s boss, Lucky Devil Lounge owner Shon Boulden, stumbled on a solution.
LAS VEGAS – A drive-thru strip club? In the age of COVID-19, it’s a thing. While much of Nevada has closed in compliance with Gov. Steve Sisolak's 30-day shutdown order to fight the spread of COVID-19, a Sin City strip club called Little Darlings remains open with a new menu of coronavirus-inspired options.
People in the sex work community are being hit hard by the global coronavirus pandemic. Unlike office workers who can work remotely, some sex workers are unable to practice social distancing without suffering financially. "How do you do social distancing when you're salary dependent on socializing,"
Tina Colada works at the Queens gentlemen’s club Starlet’s, where, on any given night, hundreds of fanboys clamor to catch a glimpse of her and shower her with tips. She recently moved to a “nice” home in New Jersey, paid for with her earnings. She’s preparing to start her own real estate business. She travels the world, including trips to South America for extreme plastic surgery. And she doesn’t even have to get naked!
Dallas stripper falls 15 feet off pole, plus clip of her addressing the fall.
In case you missed it: Actor, singer and celebrity Jennifer Lopez briefly performed a beginner’s pole dance during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show, when she ascended fairly gracefully upon a slowly spinning pole, and then held two poses while lip-syncing. While many viewers and members of the media were impressed by the 50-year old entertainer, many actual pole dancing strippers like me were cringing as we reflected on what a tough couple of years it’s been for folks in our industry.
Zola Is a Magnetizing Stripper Road Trip Movie Ripped From a Real Life Viral Tweet Thread. One of the most talked about films at Sundance takes on a bizarre mostly-true story that began as a 2015 Tweetstorm.
Jacqueline Frances is a Canadian stripper, comedian, artist and author. She became a stripper and immediately fell in love with the job as an amusing and lucrative way to survive - even thrive - within the confines of patriarchal capitalism. Frances self-published The Beaver Show in 2015, and has since published four more titles including the crowd-funded illustrated stripper anthology, STRIPTASTIC! A Celebration of Dope-Ass Cunts who like Money. Also in 2015, she began producing and headlining Venus Fly Trap, a sex-positive comedy show with Rachel Green that tours internationally.
If you have never danced before, the questions you have are infinite, and so is the advice I have to give. Deciding to become a stripper is a very big decision and one that will affect the rest of your life; ie: please don’t take this decision lightly!
Stand-up comedian Cory Michaelis has a new podcast where he gets behind the G-string and interviews strippers from around the world about what it’s like to work in the clubs, what their lives are like outside of the clubs, and how we can all be better customers in their space.
Stories collected from a dozen women from across the country, Strange Times will open your eyes to a stripper's lives on the other side of the stage. For each thrill, there is shock. For each victory, there is shame. The unmatched adrenaline rush of thrilling a hundred strangers while dancing on stage has only been felt by those brave enough to risk their everything. I’ve opened my eyes, my mind and my legs.
When you piss off a bartender, she's gonna let you know it. When you piss off a waiter, he's gonna let you taste it. But most professional strippers deserve an Oscar for keeping up appearances and not putting a spiked heel in your eye when you break the rules. You should always be nice when a lady rubs herself all over you (and when there's a dude working the door who looks like he got kicked out of MMA).
Elle Stanger is a Portland stripper and sexuality educator. She graduated with a B.A in Criminal Justice from Portland State University and is a graduate of ISEE’s sex educator program. She has written for Men’s Health Magazine, Playboy, Romper.com and been featured in Salon and Rolling Stone Magazine.
As told by strippers. I’ve given approximately 20,000 lap dances. Some have been pleasurable, some were repulsive, some have been downright perplexing. And, of course, I can’t possibly recall the vast majority of them.
The number one thing that dancers like about stripping is the money. Most women expressed that, at least in the beginning, to be given rolls of cash for making conversation, drinking freely, and giving the occasional private dance was very exciting.
Bella, 27, works at a topless club outside of Austin, Texas. She also runs the YouTube channel Dancing With B E L L A, where she gives the lowdown on everything from how much strippers make to strip club etiquette for women. (Pro tip: just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you can touch without permission.)
A memoir written by Diablo Cody, who later became known as an Academy Award–winning screenwriter, writing the dialogue for such hits as Juno and Jennifer's Body. The book focuses on Cody's brief career working as a stripper and the various sights and oddities that she encountered.
There's no shortage of strip clubs to put a little extra "sin" in Sin City. They're prime destinations for bachelor parties, trade show attendees, or anyone looking to appreciate a sexy show of skin. But things don't always go according to plan for the patrons or the performers. Here, some of the best in the business tell all about some of the strangest things they’ve seen and experienced in many of Las Vegas’ finest strip clubs.
A popular myth states that you never see a stripper outside a club; they are a fantasy confined to the inside. Dancers act like they’re available but never actually are.
Jeff turned out to be the kind of customer who asks questions. How old was I? (38, but I told him 32.) How long had I been doing this? (Off and on for decades, though I said a year.) But what else did I do? (Writing.) How would I feel if someone I knew walked into the club?