Saturday, April 04, 2009

Jessica Biel Has New Respect for Strippers Indeed!

There’s a new stripper mom movie coming out, “Powder Blue.” According to Jessica Biel, the star,
"I've gained such a greater respect for the women that actually do this for a living. It's so difficult.”

If Biel wants to understand the true difficulties of exotic dancing then she needs to head to her local dive strip club, which is where most strippers earn their living. There’s most definitely no sling hanging from the ceiling for you to gymnastically entangle your limbs, no million-dollar lighting shining off your ass, and no stage the size of a trailer.

She would be more likely to encounter a few broken red and blue theatre lights clinging from a low ceiling, a card table type stage with some folding chairs pressed right up against it, and leering, drunk men slobbering onto the floor.

"Physically, I had so much to do and so much to learn. It was so much harder than I ever imagined," Biel adds.

Actresses miss the point entirely when they make comments about how physically difficult stripping is. That’s not even scratching the surface of what the real job hazards are.

Try listening to customers demoralize and berate you for not being their ideal or for not shedding your top fast enough. Try living with knees swollen like balloons, the constant smell of beer and cigarette smoke plastered to your skin, and the thoughts in peoples’ heads that you’re rolling in dough and self-empowered.

Friday, April 03, 2009

She's Back!

Stripper Mom is back. I’ve been away from blogging for too long. There’s a lot to catch up on.

I got an agent who’s looking for a home for my memoir and I’m currently working on a new writing project, but I miss writing short bloggy pieces.

I had a baby boy, Nicholas, on December 11th, 2008. We call him Cole, so as to avoid the whole, “Which Nick are you referring to?”

The impetus for returning to blogging was in fact a baby bathtub. Last night, after emptying out Cole’s tub, I noticed the tag on the cloth seat part said, “Do not use near an open flame or a burning cigarette.”

Now, my question to you is, who the heck smokes a cigarette while washing an infant? Or allows someone to smoke near a baby at all nowadays (let alone a bathing baby)? I really want to know why that warning has to be included. If you or anyone you know smokes while bathing a baby, I’d appreciate you leaving a comment here.

So anyway, I’m back and I hope to pick up where I left off. A blogging I will go.