Wednesday, April 27, 2011

REWIND: Where's The Beef?

   Back in the '80s there was a commercial for Wendy's where an elderly woman buys a hamburger at the drive-thru window. When she opens up the bun, the meat pattie is tiny. She then exclaims, "Where's The Beef?" This became a catch phrase of the time. You can find the commercial by searching for 'Where's the Beef?' on YouTube. For a while I've had a small pet peeve that I've wanted to address but was waiting for the right moment to address it. The moment has come. I am wondering Where's The Beef? in club and event advertising? Specifically, why do gay clubs create posters for advertising to gay men and announce a drag show and go-go dancers but only put pictures of drag queens on the poster? Let me first state that I do enjoy a quality show performed by one or more drag queens. So, for all my drag queen friends, and I know the divas that you are, please realize that I am not trying to steal the spotlight from you. I'm just trying to give our show, event and club promoters a little guidance.

   Gay men and straight women like exotic male dancers!!! When a male revue show for the ladies creates advertising, they do not place their main emphasis on the Master of Ceremonies for the night. Unless of course, that Master of Ceremonies is a hottie, or perhaps one of the dancers as well. Doesn't it make sense that you would place a pic of a hot guy wearing little or no clothing on a poster to attract gay men to your club, event, or show, instead of a single photo of a man dressed as a woman? The female impersonators, illusionists, and drag queens all have a place in the enterainment world and provide a lot of fun nights for both the gay and straight crowds. If a drag queen is the headliner, then definitely give her the biggest pic and text. But, if you truly have hot male dancers and you want to attract the gay men then "show some skin and the crowd will come in".

   Here's my practical take on the matter. When you advertise a drag show you are already going to appeal to those who are wanting to attend a drag show and support their favorite "queens". If you add a sexy pic of one or more go-go dancers or male strippers to your banners, posters, etc., then you add another element and can appeal also to the fans of exotic male dancers who might not otherwise attend a drag show. Doesn't that make sense?

   My goal here is not to take anything away from the female impersonators but to help bring in a larger audience to the club or event. Of course, there are drag shows that do not have go-go dancers or exotic male dancers before, during or after the show. In that case, there is no need to promote male dancers. But, when there are exotic male dancers before, during or after the show, let them be seen and not just read about in the text. The images are a much more powerful draw to gay men than text.

   Until next time, be sure and tip the beef! And please, be sure and tip the "ladies" as well. I do not want to get in trouble with my drag queen friends. Click on the pics in the blog to see their Facebook promos.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

It Will Be On Facebook Tonight ~ Male Stripper Photo Albums

"Show some skin and the crowd will come in." ~ Michael Hill

   The Facebook phenomena as well as Twitter and other social networking sites, have created a world where everyone can be a journalist (blogger), photographer or videographer. And it is all instant. Although it is not my thing, I have friends who post where they are, what they are doing, and who they are with, several times a day. I like a little more privacy than that. However, the reality is...your picture will be taken and words will be written about you. It is my hope that most fans of exotic male dancers will have the courtesy to ask permission before they start capturing images on their phones or digital cameras, but unfortunately that is not always the case.

   I'll be the first to admit that I LOVE discovering new pics and videos of exotic male dancers on Facebook, etc. I of course cannot be in many places at one time, and being able to see who is dancing at other clubs, helps me to keep up on the hottest dancers and clubs in the industry. Fans are also able to get a preview of clubs and events that they want to attend.

   I encourage all exotic male dancers to use the social network craze to their advantage. Ask friends you trust to take photos or videos of you at "work" and post to Facebook and tag you. By doing this, you can make sure there will be quality images of you available to any potential tippers. If you are serious about making a decent income dancing, I recommend that you use a quality photographer and have promotional photos taken. Create a photo album on Facebook and allow everyone to view it. Images will catch the attention of the audience you want to attract. There isn't much excitement attached to an advertisement for a club when it states there are go-go dancers, but never shows any pictures of them. Let's just put it out there. Show some skin and the crowd will come in.

   If you know of a photo album with exotic male dancers that has captured your attention, post it to my wall on facebook please. If you think you have some great photos of yourself and are wanting some free promotion, create a Facebook photo album and then send me the link in a facebook message. Until next time, keep putting "it" out there in photo albums. And everyone, don't forget to tip the boyz!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Doing It Texas Style! ~ Exotic Male Dancer ~ Dorian

   Let's just state it up front, loud and clear -- You can't go wrong if Dorian is dancing for your club or event. Dorian brings the party! First of all, just look at that smile. (No, not there, I said, "Look at that smile!") One glance and you can't help but smile back! It is contagious. And then of course, you have noticed that he possesses other assets that could possibly catch your attention. For instance, a tall, killer body, handsome face, and muscles all around. And yes, there is the obvious "blessing" below the belt. I tried to select more pictures that didn't emphasize the pouch of his briefs but I wasn't very successful. I kept being drawn in that direction. Hmmmmm, imagine that!

   Not to break the hearts of the gay men reading this blog, but Dorian does love the ladies. At the same time, let it be known that Dorian is a balanced and confident entertainer, he dances for the guys and girls equally. But in his private time, he prefers to be with the ladies. I heard that cheer from my female readers! Go girls! That works for me. With his hot looks, and professional demeanor, he'll make sure everyone in the house is having a good time.

   Dorian caught our attention several months ago when we noticed that he danced at several different clubs in the Dallas area. We liked what we saw and selected him as one of our Males In Motion Valentine's back in February. We've also chosen to add his pic in a few of our blogs.

   Dorian is definitely nice "eye candy" but he's also a nice guy. He's worth getting to know. Check his Facebook page to see where he will be performing. There are also a lot more hot pics of Dorian in his Facebook photo albums.

   Be sure to check out Dorian's YouTube channel to see him in action! And if you live in the Dallas area or get the chance to travel there for a visit, stop in and place a few tips in Dorian's waistband. Tell him Mike from Males In Motion said "Keep on doing it Texas style. We like it!" Ok, in this pic it shows an armband where the tip is located. Well, all I'm saying is that is not where my dollar is going to go. *woohoo* Until next time, keep the boyz dancing...slip a dollar in!