My neighbor, Amy, myself, and K.Lo have been huge fans of True Blood since the show’s first season. We have enjoyed talking about our favorite characters and our infatuations with True Blood male actors, especially Joe Manganiello.
Following his ventures, we decided to watch Magic Mike. Though the movie brought mixed reviews within our group, we later found that Magic Mike was the inspiration for Joe’s next project. During Joe’s research for Magic Mike, he was captivated by the misconceptions people have of the male stripper lifestyle. In so, Joe began his project “La Bare”. Joe’s documentary peels back the curtain to show the real stories behind a male stripper’s life, debunk some of the stereotypes, and of course show us the real magic behind the show.
Never having been to a male strip club before, I was surprised how much the stories of the La Bare dancers fascinated me. I didn’t particularly care too much for the movie Magic Mike, however there was something about the life of a male stripper that I wanted to know more about.
I had certain misconceptions about male strip clubs, even some of my girlfriends who had seen these shows repeatedly said the men had to be gay! To satisfy my curiosity I decided to watch La Bare. Joe’s documentary gives us a glimpse behind the scenes and shows that many of the stereotypes are in fact untrue.
If you are like me and have never had the opportunity to visit a male strip club before, don’t hesitate to see this documentary. After all there’s a first for everything and this documentary will definitely wipe away any hesitations, or misconceptions you may have had.
Confession Girl interviewed Jerred Fulbright, a.k.a. J.D., one of the men featured in La Bare. I asked J.D. since I had never been to a male strip club before what would the men do to help me enjoy my first time at La Bare? J.D. answered, “Most of the guys will go out of there way to make sure the girls are having a good time. For them it’s part of their job to make sure the women are comfortable and enjoying the show.” What girl wouldn’t want that, right?
I think today more then ever, we have many options of entertainment. Though I don’t know of any entertainment out there where you get this type of personalized attention – especially if you are celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party, or as J.D. shockingly told us about the increasing popularity of Divorce parties! That may need to be a whole other post.
Tell us, have you’ve been to a male strip club before?
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