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December 12, 1999
By JULIA RUBINER
As The Holidays are in full swing, it seems only right to celebrate their
true meaning with a charity do or two. I thus traveled to Long Beach recently
for a Club XXXtravagant fund-raiser, an
adult entertainment event benefiting underprivileged children (toys were
accepted in lieu of admission). The festivities took place at an unassuming
club called Live Bait; the theme for the evening was "painted on." And painted
on it was. The show's organizer, feature dancer Rayne, and her go-go minions
were clad largely in latex.
We arrived to find Kim Chambers
flanked by men on the concrete dancefloor. We had to elbow our way through
the crush to see what was going on. By the time we achieved adequate proximity
to Ms. Chambers, she was on the floor on her knees, a fellow entertainer
spread out below her. The two drove all present crazy with a cunning simulation
of oral sex (g-strings in no way impeding the suspension of disbelief). After
this display, Ms. Chambers proceeded to the rear of the club to have polaroids
taken with her understandably adoring fans.
Bewitched, my escort, Alex, and I surveyed the scene. To the right of the
stage was an elevated platform where two topless dancers - one painted as
a zebra - gyrated behind some military-issue camouflage netting. They were
mirrored by a pair of girls on the dance floor sporting short-short vinyl
skirts and feather boas; one wore a skimpy top, the other wore paint.
Shortly thereafter, Ron Jeremy
the stage. He amazed with a Borscht Belt schtick worthy of Henny Youngman,
though instead of "Take my wife - please," he tended toward the more socially
pointed: "Long Beach foreplay: Get in the truck, bitch." After a short set
that left us agape, he introduced Rayne, who said a few words about the evening's
sponsors and beneficiaries and tossed swag to the people, including some
sex toys for the ladies in the audience.
Next came feature dancer Nikita Kash, whose performance proved to be the
main event. She spun out onto the man-flanked dancefloor in long, flowing
pigtails, a black vinyl lace-up corset, black vinyl skirt with white lace
petticoats, pointed, high-heeled button-up boots (think turn of the previous
century) and a bullwhip. Seconds after making her entrance, she fixed me
with a lengthy, penetrating stare, which prompted the gentleman behind me
to lean in and hazard, "I think she likes you."
Nikita proved herself an acrobat from the word go, launching into a brilliantly
dirty floor routine (the floor was, in fact, dirty). At one point she pulled
an aggressively nondescript guy onto the floor, pushing him down to his knees
and then on all fours. She rode him like a donkey, all the while whipping
his ass in great circular flourishes (actually, she was whipping the floor
just beyond his sneakers, which created the requisitely authentic effect).
She then got down behind him and pretended to give it to him in the ass.
The crowd roared. When he tried to return the favor, she threw him over for
another guy. This one got a vigorously mimed blowjob.
Dismissing him, Nikita strutted over our way, bending from the waist in front
of Alex and thrusting her lovely posterior against his happy package. She
then stood up against him, slithering like a snake, grabbing my thigh for
greater purchase and rubbing up against me as well for a few succulent seconds.
And then she was off - stalking the lust-bedeviled mortals all around, finally
alighting before a man in a wheelchair. She teased him languorously with
her whip, draping it around his neck, knocking his cap off. She gave him
"the look" for a moment before again bending at the waist, presenting her
ass a few inches from his face. She slid her petticoats down and kicked them
aside, offering her new fan an unparalleled view of her barely concealed
snatch. Clearly not certain this view was unparalleled enough, however, she
raised one leg straight up into the air, essentially performing a vertical
straddle split. Again, the assembled signaled their approval.
Nikita's performance complete, we shambled away from the floor with a
slack-jawed, that-was-worth-the-price-of-admission air. Remarked Alex: "Nikita
Cash has changed my life. I'm ready to throw it all away and become one of
her converts." What could we possibly do to top this experience? Introduce
ourselves to Ron Jeremy, of course.
Alex spearheaded that mission, approaching Ron with praise for "bringing
the Catskills to Long Beach." As it turns out, he of the enormously large
penis had worked for years at the various Catskill resorts. A lovely chat
ensued, with Ron evincing considerable charm. I must admit, I felt myself
falling under his sway, despite the fact that he had previously been someone
I could never imagine wanting to fuck. Up close and personal, however, the
twinkle in the eye coupled with sincere rapport and witty repartee had me
starting to "get it."
When the old-school punk band Cacawates hit the stage with the announcement
"We're from East Anaheim," we retreated to a booth. We returned to the floor
to survey the skills of Thomas Woods and Anna Maltese, The Exotic Fire-Eating
Duo, also both in latex. Anna was quite the torch twirler (she was surely
on the baton squad back in high school) and quite the looker - imagine Jodie
Foster with long black hair and flames painted across her breasts. The finale
found Anna and Thomas sharing a sexy fireball kiss.
Those with a yen to boogie surged back onto the floor, though a crowd quickly
formed once more, this time around the go-go dancer in the red vinyl mini
and beautiful, natural red latex boobs. La Femme Nikita, meanwhile, had stationed
herself on the floor just behind Red Skirt, video camera in hand. Enjoying
the attention paid to her rear view, Red Skirt began hiking up her red skirt
in tiny increments until her nether regions shyly came out to play. I watched
from a distance while Alex and the throng stood over Nikita's shoulder watching
the show on the video monitor, where a more revealing picture was emerging.
The post-modernist bent of watching a gathering watching this presentation
on video while the real thing was gyrating inches away was not lost on us
(and to their credit, some of the looky-loos had their eyes glued directly
to the girl, several at nearly point-blank range).
I had to hire a tow truck to pull Alex away from this manifestation, but
the night was growing long. Our appetite for spicy entertainment more or
less glutted, it was time to hit the 405 once more.
If you, too, might enjoy this sort of amusement, Club XXXtravagant will be
mounting several such events in December:
Dec. 12 at Live Bait in Long Beach
Dec. 16 at Club 369 in Fullerton
Dec. 20 and 21 at The Dragonfly in Hollywood
For more information, call The Club XXXtravagant Info Line at (714) 703-4553.
Julia Rubiner is a free-lance writer and editor of
Taking It Off: 13 Strippers Bare All,
a work in progress. Her review of the Nov. 14 Club XXXtravagant event originally
appeared in the December issue of
Cambria is Kayla's New Name
November 21, 1999
Thanks to all the participants of the contest and congratulations to Rurich
from San Diego for sending in the winning entry name "Cambria". Kayla will
now be known as Cambria or TDFKAK (The Dancer Formally Known as Kayla).
I don't know of any other dancers with this name so I think it is a wonderful
choice for her.
Rurich will be coming up to Los Angeles to collect his free lap dances and
promises to report back his results. Cambria will do the same. I don't know
if "Ru-Rich" is or isn't, but he doesn't have to be, because the lap dances
Kayla of Hawaii Theater Needs a New Stage Name
November 2, 1999
Kayla from Hawaii Theatre
and Z Bone are sponsoring a contest to find a new stage name for Kayla. The
person who suggests the winning stage name for Kayla will receive 3 nude
lap dances OR 10 topless lap dances from Kayla herself for FREE! The deadline
for submissions is midnight November 19th. This prize is a two hundred
dollar value. Please read the contest rules at the end of this article.
Do NOT send any more entries. The contest has ended.
To enter the contest, simply email your stage name suggestion to Z Bone at
email@example.com with the subject
"Kayla Contest". Please limit your entries to 5 names per person per day.
You will receive a reply confirmation email if your email is received.
Check the Kayla Contest page to see what names
have already been submitted. Also, take a look at what other people think
are great names on the Pop Poll. The winner
may choose if he/she wants to have the nude or topless lap dances. However,
Kayla doubts that anyone can go the full 10 topless dances, since she is
"very good at her craft".
To help you find that perfect stage name for Kayla, she has included some
personal information about herself and a picture.
"I started dancing in June 1992 when I was
19 years old and chose the stage name Kayla when it was not common. Ever
since about 1996, almost every club I have gone to has had a Kayla or some
spin off of the name because another Kayla came into the club and modified
her name. Now, I have known and worked with a Kiri, Kasey, Kaylee, and a
Kylie. What will be next? Kaya, Kaybee, Kasey, Kaydee, Kayeef, Kaygee, Kayha,
Kayja, Kayka, etc.? With the approaching new millennium, I have decided it
is time to reinvent myself and shed the old stage name that has served me
for all these years.
The reason why Kayla has been such a good name for me is because I am young
looking, have a wild and wacky sense of humor, and am mischievously naughty.
Kayla seems to emote these qualities by the mere sound of the name. The ideal
new name ought to possess similar qualities. I would like it to be unique,
easy to remember and pronounce, and a name that few dancers would think up
or dare to copy.
Here is more information about what I am like to help you find a good name.
I am blond, blue eyes, large natural C-cup breasts, five feet seven inches
and I am slender but curvy. I look like an icon of a stereotypical Southern
I have a tattoo on my left bun cheek that says, "La Belle Dame Sans Merci",
which is a poem by John Keats. In the center of the writing is a red rose.
It is a poem about an enchantress who breaks a knight's heart and he dies
of a broken heart. Some early suggestions have already come up with some
pleasing names derived from my tattoo, you may also want to use it.
I hope that my information is helpful. Good luck! I am looking forward to
lapping with the winner, All Ten Rounds, whether you last or not!
Contest Rules and Fine Print:
Kayla will be the sole judge of this
contest and will choose the winning stage name that she deems to be best
for her. Her decision is final. Submissions are accepted and recorded according
to the date and time of the received email by Z Bone. If the same name is
suggested, the submission with the earlier date and time will be recorded.
The voting on the Pop Poll has no bearing on the winning entry. The winner
will be notified by email and the winning stage name and winner will be announced
on this website. At the time of winning the contest, the winner must provide
his or her name to Z Bone which will be forwarded to Kayla. In order to collect
the free lap dances, the winner must show a picture ID with the same name
on it to Kayla. In the event that Kayla does not like any of the names from
the contest, a winner from Z Bone's website will still be awarded the lap
dance prize for the best name, which will be selected by Kayla. Kayla reserves
the right to use or not use the winning stage name at her discretion. Moreover,
Kayla reserves the right to use the winning stage name as her trademark or
servicemark and the winner relinquishes any rights to the name. The prize
awarded does not have cash value and cannot be exchanged for other services
or products. Z Bone and this website does not control the distribution of
the prize and cannot be held liable for non-delivery.
Will Strip For Food Goes to the Movies
August 11, 1999
Raelle Tucker, one of the
co-writers and creator of the play Will Strip For Food is preparing
to take it the next step and produce a movie based on the play. This reporter
managed to catch Raelle between her Hollywood power lunches for this quick
Q & A session to get the latest scoop on the project.
For those people who didnt get to see the play, could you first start
by summarizing the wonderful play, Will Strip For Food that you
and your friends wrote?
Will Strip For Food was the true story of five women who work
in the sex industry. It was a compilation of original writing, poetry and
live strip acts; almost more performance art than theater. We talked directly
to the audience about our real life experience as sex workers; how it effects
our relationship to our bodies, our boyfriends, our families, ourselves.
We tried to take the concept of nudity to another level; where we were not
just undressing our bodies on stage, but also our lives. Essentially the
play would be classified as a comedy, complete with lap dance and domination
demonstrations performed on audience members. But I think we touched on some
very real, scary subjects and emotions. I mean, on one level, stripping is
just a job, but lets be serious, people respond pretty dramatically
to women using their bodies to make a living. There was a lot of controversy
surrounding the show. People either totally embraced it or it made them sick.
Which in my mind is the best kind of art... art that warrants a strong reaction.
How did you decide to write a play on this subject matter?
Ever since I got into the stripping industry, I had wanted to write something
about it. I mean here were all these colorful characters, all of these amazing
women, all of this drama going on every night. And the few attempts Hollywood
has made to capture that world were so far off mark it was ludicrous. On
an artistic level I was intrigued by the possibilities, it was untrodden
territory full of great visuals, dialogue, and stories, not to mention tits
the only images we see of strippers are... blond, fake breasts, vocabularies
skimpier than their G-strings.
On a political level, as a feminist, I felt very strongly about the bad rap
sex workers get in our society. I was so tired of feeling like I had to defend
my choice of profession, feeling like I had to assure everyone that I was
not being permanently damaged by that environment, explaining to everyone
that not all strippers are flaky, crazed, molested, drug addicts with no
In the USA alone there are nearly two hundred thousand sex workers, most
of them female. There is a huge variety of women who strip. And yet the only
images we see of strippers are these two dimensional stereotypes - blond,
fake breasts, vocabularies skimpier than their G-strings. I mean come on!
If Hollywood was making films about.... lets say female police officers,
they wouldnt dare portray them all as dykes with crew cuts, right?
The problem is that because society has such a negative response to strippers
and sex work, most of us stay in the closet, and lie about our jobs. So how
can we even begin to change the stereotypes if no one is willing to come
forward and talk about what they do? Its a vicious circle. A huge part
of what the play meant to me was an opportunity to show some of the positive
effects of the sex industry on both the women who work in it and the men
who pay for it.
Overall, I felt that a true expose of the real women beneath the make up,
and the real work beneath the smiles and titty shaking, was long overdue.
I put the word out to some of the women I work with and a group was formed.
Everyone involved in Will Strip is a trained actor/writer
struggling to make it in the business. We also happen to be strippers. We
put our heads together, combined our stripping talents and considerable
theatrical experience, and after four months of work-shopping the monster
was born. It ran for twelve weeks, was nominated for several LA Weekly awards
and may be on its way to tour Europe this fall.
I did really enjoy the play but you're right that it had different reactions
from different people. Now, let's get to the movie project. You are now getting
ready to do a film version of the play, right?
The film version is due to shoot sometime this winter.
How similar will the movie be to the play?
It varies considerably from the play. Weve added several main characters
and developed a new story line that follows through the film. I dont
want to give too much away yet, but I will say that its an awesome
script, funny as hell and brutally honest.
Will there be any men in this movie or will it be an all female cast?
Yes, there are male characters in the film, and no theyre not all asshole
customers. But the main focus of the project has been, and still is, the
strippers themselves and their lives in and outside of the industry. If you
want to know more, come see the movie! [Laughs]
With the success of Blair Witch Project and other
indies, as well as the Sundance and IFC cable channels, is it
easier to get a low budget film produced?
Definitely. The fact that a movie that cost less than a quarter of your average
studio flick, with no name actors, directors, can gross as much as a Julia
Roberts romantic comedy is amazing and inspiring. I think what its
saying is that audiences are bored of seeing the same kind of movies over
and over, with the same untouchable celebrities trying on different accents
and hairdos, hiding behind big special effects and manipulative writing.
They want different, they want real, they want raw. Because audiences are
changing, Hollywood is changing. Theyre taking risks. So a lot of doors
are opening right now.
Or did it bring a magnifying glass over, which makes it harder?
There is more competition. I mean nowadays, Joe Blow who lives next-door
can get a digital camera and shoot an indie in his backyard. There are more
films being made now than ever. But I think thats exciting rather than
intimidating. And if it makes audiences and producers more choosy about what
they pay for I think thats a good thing. It makes us all strive to
do better work.
Was it an uphill battle to get this produced?
It still is! Were talking about a really low budget independent film
here. Maybe if we go to Europe this Fall with the play there will be more
interest and money. But for now were working with the bare essentials,
which means calling in favors to friends, haggling and begging and stealing.
Im definitely not sitting in my trailer right now sipping tea and vaguely
recalling what it was like to sweat. Im still stripping and so are
some of my co-writers. Ive been working on this project in one form
or another for over two years, and now were finally at a place where
things are starting to happen. But we have a long way to go before we can
sit back and remember when times were tough. The film isnt made yet.
I understand that you are casting the film now. What type of actresses are
you looking for?
In order to keep the integrity of the project weve decided that all
the main stripper characters will be played by real life strippers. Basically
our selling pitch is: Were strippers and we made our own movie!
So we want to stay true to that. Were looking for dancers who have
acting ability, discipline, dedication and something to say. Some of the
script will be improvised so it is essential that everyone involved knows
the industry inside and out and isnt afraid to be truthful in front
of a camera. All actors will be getting paid for the shoot, but it is low
budget, so they have to be very dedicated and believe in what were
doing. It isnt mandatory that they have training or even experience
as long as they have charisma and are passionate about the project.
How will this movie be marketed? Will we see it in a movie theater first?
Good question. That will depend on our distribution deal, which we dont
have yet. The idea is to make the movie and enter it in festivals. There
is already talk of a distribution deal in Europe but well see what
happens down the road.
What, if anything, do you think this movie will do for the strip club industry?
Judging from some of the reactions we got from the play, Im sure the
response will be varied. Certain dancers found the play depressing and it
made them want to quit. Other dancers were inspired to go home and tell their
boyfriends that they werent really waitresses. Women who had never
stripped asked me advice after the show about getting into the business.
Some men told me they would never be able to go to a strip club again. Other
men went straight to the nearest club as soon as the curtain closed. An older
couple sat in the front row groping each other throughout the entire production.
Later they called a radio show we were appearing on and said theyd
had the best sex in ten years after the play. I dont think that any
man could go into a strip club and behave like a flat out misogynist after
seeing our show. Maybe thats giving ourselves a lot of credit. But
I do think that one of the most powerful things about the project was the
fact that it made strippers human for a lot of people.
Do you have any more projects up your sleeve?
I have treatments for two screenplays, a novel in progress, a play I just
started working on, and I want to write and star in a one woman show. Basically
I want to do everything. Everything, that is, except another project about
stripping. I plan to retire from stripping at soon as things start rolling
and after that ,I want to look back and say, Been there, done that,
it was a lot of fun. I will never hide what I did for a living,
not that I could after the film anyway, but Im really proud of what
Ive done. Im very grateful to the sex industry for everything
its taught me and the places its taken me. In many ways I feel
like Will Strip is a way of giving something back.
How can people who are interested in this project contact you?
If you are interested in either auditioning for a role in Will Strip For
Food, donating services, equipment, locations, or investing in the film,
please contact Madderlake by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or write
Will Strip For Food
c/o Madderlake Entertainment
1355 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90024
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