Swing low, sweet phallus

The Men of Playgirl’s exotic dance show at Treasure Island proves entertaining, sexifying

PHOTO COURTESY THE MEN OF PLAYGIRL

Ashley Goetz

PHOTO COURTESY THE MEN OF PLAYGIRL

WHAT: The Men of Playgirl Male Revue WHERE: Treasure Island Resort & Casino WHEN: Friday, May 29 Women are generally less vocal about their lust for the opposite sexâÄôs reproductive organs than men are. This is a result of a culture where a downtown street can be speckled with clubs that feature naked women slinking from poles with nary a hot beef joint in sight. WhereâÄôs the equality? WhereâÄôs the refuge for women desiring wiener theatrics? Luckily, both were on hand at Treasure Island Casino last week for the âÄúMen of PlaygirlâÄù exotic male revue. A&E had it covered âÄî unlike the dancers! Ba dum ch âĦ The âÄúMen of PlaygirlâÄù show opened with a handful of robed studs ominously meandering on stage to StingâÄôs âÄúDesert Rose.âÄù Not to the surprise of the 500-plus in attendance âÄî almost exclusively females âÄî the robes quickly came off, and the genitals started flappinâÄô (mandatorily covered throughout, unfortunately). The show itself featured a dance to SNLâÄôs famous âÄúDick in a Box,âÄù where the dancers had their dicks, literally, in boxes. There was amateur magic, plenty of oil/thongs, Big and RichâÄôs classic âÄúSave a Horse, Ride a Cowboy,âÄù surprisingly violating lap dances featuring mock cunnilingus and a foul-mouthed hype man/PA announcer who urged two lap-dance recipients to âÄúwatch your step leaving the stage, ladies. You might fall on a dick.âÄù A&E couldnâÄôt get a roundtable forum with Alejandro, Leonardo and Stephon on proper exotic male revue stage naming, but fellow stud Nick Ferrante was nice enough to answer some questions on the art of driving bachelorette parties crazy. Describe the typical audience member for me. There is none. ItâÄôs as top-of-the-barrel and as bottom-of-the-barrel as you can get. As young as they get, as old as they get: skinny, medium, large. You got moms, daughters, grandmas, great-grandmas âÄî all at the same show. It could be a family affair. You have poor, you have wealthy, and it is what it is. ItâÄôs a ladies night, overall. Is there ever a healthy number of gay guys? Very, very rarely do we have a gay crowd. Every once in a while, swingers come in or couples come in, or we have a couple gay people pop in. As long as theyâÄôre respectful, we donâÄôt mind. The show is dedicated for women, directly. Of the group, who thinks theyâÄôre the hottest? Everybody. Jokingly, everyone thinks theyâÄôre the hottest. Is there any sort of rivalry between you and the Chippendales guys? Not so much, actually. WeâÄôre their direct competition, but a lot of us know a lot of them. A lot of us are good friends. Sometimes Chips even dance on our tour. We have some ex-Chippendales dancing with us tonight. I wouldnâÄôt say so much a rivalry, maybe a healthy rivalry. But nothing negative, in any sense. We all uphold the highest level of respect for everyone in our level of industry. Because you guys are associated with Playgirl, do you ever interact with the Playboy models? Not directly because of Playgirl. ItâÄôll happen because of where we live, who we are and who we know. We get into that scene, where we end up meeting a lot of them and hanging out with a lot of them. Do you guys think you could pull off a âÄúGuys Next DoorâÄù type of show? Oh my gosh, we could pull off the sickest reality TV anybodyâÄôs ever seen. ItâÄôd be âÄúReal World/ Road RulesâÄù âĦ ya know âĦ gone wild, male stripper style. We talk about it every day, like if the cameras could just catch the stupid s–t we see on the road, on stage, daily life and the party scene. ItâÄôd be the best-selling TV series. ItâÄôd be crazy. Do the girls ever have to be restrained during the audience interaction parts of the show? [Laughs] Sometimes. Oh, yeah.