Scoop 8: Ordinary People

We are sitting huddled around the fire in a house in Melkbosstrand. Me and my fellow actors. We are staying in the house of the director of the production “A Seder Val in Waterkloof”. There are two weeks left before we leave for Nelspruit for the Innie Bos festival. Its raining and cold and the warm fire and sherry warms up the bones after a long day in the freezing cold rehearsal room. I am at word. My fellow actors are tucked away under blankets listening to my tales of the Lollipop Lounge, the girls, my team, my strange, strange world. Continue reading…

Scoop 7:Banged up abroad

GigiIt’s 10 o’clock on a Friday night and the Lollipop Lounge is abuzz with ex­citement. A bachelor in a nun outfit has just plunked his drink on my table. “Please keep an eye on this”, he mumbles as he stumbles towards the men’s toilets. My head bouncer kneels next to my table. “A good client, boss, is falling all over the other clients. He cannot possibly drive home in his condition. I recommend we phone a taxi to get him home.” Continue reading…

Scoop 6: Survival of the fittest

Survival of the fittestDuring the month of November the Lollipop Lounge has been blessed by the arrival of eight gorgeous brunettes. All 19 ­years old. Not one of them has danced ­be­fore. All of them love their new jobs.

What baffles me is where did a 19-year-old work before she discovers in November that her true calling is that of a lap dancer? But all things apart, I’ve been enjoying the effect these young ­ones ­have on my establishment.

Now you see, a strip club has rules. Not rules like you can’t do this or you must not go there, but intricate rules laid down by the lionesses of the pride. Continue reading…