Let’s face it: With the abysmal Obama economy plaguing America can you blame these young ladies for doing what they need to to get by?
Ever since controversial undergrad/Duke porn star Belle Knox announced she’d be headlining her first strip show in NYC on Friday, college students have been racing to the poles.
Mike Diaz, manager of Show Palace, the all-nude joint in Queens where Knox will undress for a $2,000 fee, says that he’s been flooded with applicants eager to pay off college tuitions since the deal was inked in March.
“Some of these girls came out of school with a $50,000 [or] $100,000 debt. And this is a way for them to not have this debt,” says Diaz.
Plus students “can work around their school schedule very nicely with the gentlemen’s club industry,” adds Jeff Levy of the Association of Club Executives of New York, a trade and advocacy group for the adult entertainment industry.
We talked to three city coeds who signed up to strip at Show Palace. Each averages three nights and $1,500 to $2,000 a week, which goes toward tuition, school supplies, rent, savings and to their families.
Another upside: We don’t hear them sniveling about paying for their birth control like those feminist icons. Plus they’re pole dancing and proud and we’re all for empowering women:
Pole-dancing & proud: “A lot of girls marry guys for money and I feel like they’re being dependent. Whereas, you can come here and do your thing . . . and you’re becoming independent. You earn all your own money. You’re not depending on any man or mother or father, sister or brother. I feel like stripping’s empowering because I’m not really doing anything. I can stand there and somebody could walk up to me and throw me a couple hundred dollars and that’s it. It feels good.”