Most of us are sexual hypocrites. We consume porn and visit strip clubs while loudly condemning the nature and morality of the people working in these industries. Female strippers, for example, are largely still viewed as examples of failed parenting. By contrast, male strippers—albeit a group existing in much smaller numbers—have largely been exempt from our societal admonishment. When Magic Mike debuted to squealing audiences in , the film brought male exotic dancing to the forefront and positioned the industry as something other than a comedic punchline. And although Magic Mike and its sequel introduced male strippers to the mainstream, men have been taking their clothes off for cash long before Channing Tatum and his band of sweaty bros made a softcore film for America's intrepid soccer moms.
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On stage, one of the dancers had pinned a woman in a plastic bachelorette crown against the wall and was grinding up against her as her friends threw singles at him. Skip navigation! Story from Features. Those were the words that were whispered in my ear by a stripper named Roddy before he took off his shirt, placed my hands on his greased-up pecs, and gave me my first-ever lap dance. I was at Hunk-O-Mania, one of the few revues that operates in Manhattan.
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Onstage was an overly tanned dark-and-handsome type dressed like a race car driver. He slowly unzipped his onesie while popping his knee to the throbbing techno music, which was accented by sounds of a car engine revving. It simply shows male stripping as it so often is: goofball, absurd and sometimes repulsive. That raises what is surely the most critical question of our time: Why is female-oriented male stripping so often unsexy?
His butt looked very nice indeed. I noted that he was wearing Hudsons, and he leaped at the comment. Every answer to my questions would end with him asking a question about me. I was backstage at Manhattan Men, the midtown location of male stripper franchise Hunk-A-Mania, to interview the employees about what they wear during the show special underwear, particular jeans? Still, they answered my questions good-naturedly.