It is that time of year again! The Gentleman’s Club Expo is coming to Las Vegas and so are the Exotic Dancer Awards. As the summer heats up in the desert, we wait anxiously to see the outcome of the next week of voting.
Janine Jericho is up for International Showgirl Of The Year. I have to kindly ask all my readers to vote for Janine Jericho. She is an amazing woman who inspires so many people within the adult industry.
Annually, the ED Awards celebrate the best of the best of the strip club industry. This is a rare opportunity to network and socialize with people within the strip club industry. These are the people who can relate to our lives and careers. Relating to others about what is ordinary to us, but yet is always extraordinary to everyone else.
Anthony “Binger” Bellao has been a strip club DJ for about 20 years. He started at one of the very first Pure Gold clubs and has spent the last nine years at The Penthouse Club in The French Quarter of New Orleans.
Binger is just one of 10 DJs nominated for DJ of the Year. However, his skill and consistent presence in the strip club industry set him apart from the rest. Binger may be the self-proclaimed ringleader for a reason!
This election year has been anything but average. It is like the Jerry Springer show of politics. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the two evils we have to choose from this election year in 2016. As a member of the adult industry who considers this lifestyle a career and a stepping stone, I am scared of the outcome. Not only because of my own job security as a business owner, but also the ability to retain the money I already made literally working my ass off.
Donald Trump appeared in a Playboy softcore porn in the year 2000 and is a businessman. This makes me think that he sees the value of the adult entertainment industry as the billion dollar industry it is and is brave enough to explore his sexuality publicly. Sexuality is a healthy human need. Yes, Trump has said many things lacking tack, but who in the public eye has not? Even I lack tack in my writing and get called out on it. I can only imagine what loudly spoken unpopular opinions would feel like in a presidential election.
Hillary Clinton is a woman who stood by her husband’s side as he cheated on her publicly in an office paid for by tax payers, not just once but in many offices. I do not judge her based on the fact that her husband cheated on her multiple times, but on the fact that she was weak and stayed with him in order to further her political career. This is not a role model we need in the white house. Let alone in the history books as the first woman president. A woman who is a role model to children of the future should not be a doormat. Hillary Clinton’s inaction to leave her cheating husband is a deal breaker, on top of her political ways of telling people what they want to hear.
The adult industry is leaning more Republican than I have ever experienced before. This is unusual because we are quite the liberal bunch, to state it lightly. Perhaps we see through Hillary’s campaign due to her tax reform, which will not help us out as business owners and independent contractors. Who knows how her social issue stances will affect our freedoms(aka livlihoods).
When the adult industry can see the light, we sure hope others can too!
*Even Nevada is being considered a swing state this year!
The ED Awards(Exotic Dancer Awards) are held annually at the Gentlemen’s Club Owner’s Expo in August. These awards vary in category from Club Favorite Feature Dancer to DJ of The Year. Voting determines the winners and the nominations have started like wild fire.
Be apart of the madness and vote today … There are only five days left to take part in the preliminary nominations!