Pole Dancing With Extras

By | October 8, 2008

AlexSuzeWe both watched a programme on television last night about pole dancing clubs and what goes on behind their closed doors. The programme was filmed with hidden cameras taking black and white footage of the girls and their acts.

The guy who was taking his life in to his own hands visiting the venues was the most wooden and unlikely guy to frequent that kind of establishment that he came across as a real knob head.

I know he didn’t want to glorify the activities in any way but if he had been in my club I would have been extremely suspicious of him because of his behaviour.

But that aside, it was a very interesting programme although very biased towards the clubs and you got the feeling that aside from the female contingent who were fighting tooth and claw to have various establishments closed down that they would find some “naughty goings on” at some point to emphasise the point.

The most shocking aspect of the program wasn’t the acts performed by the girls but the fact that these clubs can set up on any street at all because they are classed as public entertainment. A category which also covers cafes and I’m sure you would agree that there is a whole world of difference between the two.

Legislation for the clubs is enforced by the local council and varies from town to town. I also didn’t realise that the club rules are laid out by these councils in order that they can operate. These rules range from the proximity the girls can get to their clients, this varied from 1ft to 3ft, and the kind of acts they can perform.

It was good to see that the programme had sourced clubs up and down the country and not just in London as often happens in this world of lazy journalism and tight production budgets.

I really felt for the residents of a private block of flats one of the residents was interviewed for the programme and pointed out that when he purchased his flat he was told that there was going to be a sushi bar under them. He was of course shocked to find out it was actually going to be a lap dancing club.

The programme made some good points and in the end did find a club where the girls were selling more than a dance but then again I just knew if they looked hard enough they would find one.

It was apparent that the club was totally unaware of these additional services and in no way supported this behaviour. In fact at the end they asked the programme to provide the names of the girls concerned as they take the whole matter very seriously but because of the nature of the film in that it was covertly done, they wouldn’t break the confidences of the girls concerned.

I agree totally with the campaigners that the clubs should be licensed in the same category as adult shops but they didn’t do themselves any favours by banging on about “what could be happening in there”.

After all you don’t go to a pole dancing club to play bridge do you!

Tags: pole dancing, erotic dancing, go go dancing