One impact that is very widely being discussed is the concept of it glamourising the industry and encouraging a new wave of dancers. If lapdancing is something you are considering, whether as a result of the film or for another reason, then this article is for you. There are many things to consider and this is to educate you on how to become a stripper.
This is a question that you should ask yourself as a starting point in the process. Some very common reasons include bills to pay, children to feed, school fees to cover, finding start up costs for a business venture and just simply liking the more luxurious things in life. Reasons that should absolutely never factor in the decision making process include, pressure from family or a partner or dancing to feed a drug or alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, it is easy to say that a woman should not use these as reasons to dance, but they do indicate a potentially vulnerable individual and if you are aware that these reasons are a reality then take a look at our article about protecting those dancers at risk.
It is also very important to be aware that there is much in the media that both glamourises and degrades the industry and those in it. The reality is that both can be a scenario in a very complex lifestyle choice. There are an array of characters, personalities, situations and reasons for those in the industry. Research, but pick your sources carefully. Take a look at a huge variety of perspectives. Preferably from those that are, or have been, in the industry. Those are the voices that matter and can give the most direct feedback. Not assumptions and opinions from outsiders.
Most importantly, visit a strip club yourself. Talk to the dancers, watch the shows, observe the customers and get a real feel of the environment that you are exploring and researching. Reality is often very different to the picture painted. Only you know if it is an environment you can feel comfortable in.
There are a number of ways to apply to strip club jobs. Some dancers are ok with working in their home town and have no privacy concerns. Other dancers like to create some separation from personal and professional lives by working slightly further afield. It is recommended to work as close to home as reasonably possible initially. This is because there is an easy escape route should the reality be different to the expectation.
Going into a club and speaking to a manager face to face is always the best way to apply for a strip club job if it is a possibility. Alternatively, phone, email or message social media ahead of time to check if there are certain times for open auditions. This information can be found on sites such as PacoJobs.com, searching google for the club website and contact information or searching for social media pages. Ensure you go well presented and with a professional attitude. This approach also provides the opportunity to check out the venue in person and get an idea of management.
Stripping is definitely not for everyone. However, it can be a hugely lucrative and rewarding career path for a certain group of people. Those that carefully consider the situation and embark on the path with open eyes are those that benefit the most from the industry. If this if you, good luck and may the stripper god’s bless you with financially rewarding future!