Topic: Strippers

Harlotry: I Learned About Sisterhood In A Stripclub

Harlotry: I Learned About Sisterhood In A Stripclub

I have never really been one to feel much kinship with other women. I am and have always been–excepting a short period during my teen years when I tried my damndest to eschew all trappings of tradition, feminine or otherwise–the girliest of girly girls. Throughout my life my circle of friends has been comprised mostly of women, true, but the concept of some kind of universal sisterhood had always been completely alien to me.

Until I started stripping. More »

Strippers Look At The GOP Convention As A Huge Business Opportunity

Strippers Look At The GOP Convention As A Huge Business Opportunity

The GOP convention is an important event for the politicians involved, the party in general and the convention. It is also really important for the stripping community of Tampa. It is a huge business opportunity and a confirmation of every dirty old man stereotype. Strip clubs are counting on the GOP convention to ‘make it rain’ for a whole week, according to an extremely long and detailed article on Republicans and their affection for strip clubs on CNN. But the impending hurricane as well as strict warnings and adviser bans for members of the GOP could turn that rain into a drizzle. More »

Illustrated Guide: How To Have Fun At Strip Clubs If You’re A Girl

Illustrated Guide: How To Have Fun At Strip Clubs If You're A Girl

In college, I went to some strip clubs. I’m a girl, so I have a pretty easy time of it at nudie bars: free lap dances, lots of genitals rubbed to and fro about my person, and much free soda. However, many girls don’t realize that they, too, can have fun at strip clubs. In fact, they believe that strip clubs are the dominion of professional football players, cage fighters and men who “get tatted.” They’re wrong! So, I’ve written and “illustrated” this extremely helpful guide to making the most of your strip club experience as a lady. More »

Video: Dita Von Teese Is Proud Of Being A Stripper

Video: Dita Von Teese Is Proud Of Being A Stripper

Don’t you hate it when people pretend like “burlesque” is some sort of magical high art form completely divorced from the idea of taking one’s clothes off for money? As if some boobie tassels automatically make a lady morally superior to the more modern types of strippers who are out there? Famed burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese does, and she is going to tell it like it is (with her trademark grace, of course). More »

Gallery: Awesome Stripper Audition Polaroids From The ’60s And ’70s

Gallery: Awesome Stripper Audition Polaroids From The '60s And '70s

Holy shit, guys. We’ve just hit the mother lode of never-before-seen 1960s and 70s style photos. It comes in the form of a whole bunch of “audition” Polaroids from a SoCal strip club an anonymous Flickr user (supposedly) purchased for all of $10. Looking through the pictures, I’m struck by how very un-stripper-like many of the women seem. Why, some of the photos could even be mistaken for senior portraits. Others are more vampy; I wonder if they were more likely to be chosen than the innocent looking ones? One thing’s for certain: with stripper clothes of yesteryear looking as cool as they did, it’s not hard to see why people like Dita Von Teese are trying to bring some retro glamor back to the ol’ titty bar. More »

Is The Oxford Comma Something You Care About? What About Stripper Outfits?

Is The Oxford Comma Something You Care About? What About Stripper Outfits?

I’d like to imagine JFK and Stalin care about the Oxford comma in this instance, even if we never do anymore. And, in an effort to make this a fashion/beauty based post, instead of just “a fun shout out to people who love grammar and think commas are sexy” – which stripper outfit is better, JFK’s or Stalin’s? The answer is Stalin’s, obviously, although I think it’s fair to say one would feel more comfortable wearing JFK’s. So. There are going to be two polls on this now, one on whether you are for or against the Oxford comma one on whether Stalin or JFK has the better outfit. Here are the polls. More »