Males sought for stripper
For all those male social science majors with little chance of gainful
employment, a bright future in stripping might be right around the corner.
A new reality series aims to bring male strippers to your television screen
with their alluring hip jerks and tantalizing peck-bouncing moves.
Bravo! is slated to air Strip Search, and anyone with an unquenchable
desire to take it all off can currently apply, said Morgan Elliott of
Take It Off Productions and producer of the new sultry program.
Strip Search will document the auditions of potential male strippers
in 10 Canadian cities, Elliot explained, noting 20 finalists will then
be selected for stripper "boot camp."
Over the course of several weeks, the contestants will undergo rigorous
stripper training; candidates will be steadily cut from the ranks of aspiring
dancers until there are only six dancers left, Elliott explained.
The proud few dancers that rise above the rest of the playing field will
then be able to take part in a country-wide tour in which they almost
bare it all in clubs all over Canada, Elliott stated.
"I think it would totally be a blast who knows what could
happen," said Shawn Place, a bicycle mechanic from Dundas, Ontario
and the first person to submit an application to Strip Search.
According to Place, he was playing on the Internet along with a few friends
when they found the Strip Search Web site. When he was told that
he had to apply for the contest, he became skeptical.
"Once my girlfriend found out about it she said that I had to do
it," Place exclaimed, adding his family really was not all that surprised
that he had gotten caught up in the male stripper fever.
Elliott said the concept of a televised male stripper search was initially
concocted by a production company in Australia and became such a big hit
that the featured strippers are now a successful seven-man dance troupe
aptly named "Thunder From Down Under."
"It's fun and tasteful and not sleazy; [it is] pretty wholesome.
It's just fun," Elliott stated.
"I don't think so, no one wants to see that shit," said fourth-year
computer science student Andrew Woolford, after being asked if he would
participate in the Strip Search contest.
When asked if she would support her boyfriend in such an activity, fourth
year biochemistry student Nicole Thornicloft stated, "I would be
supportive of him learning some new moves. I appreciate the training that