Saturday, August 31, 2013

My Favorite Things
How To Become An Exotic Male Dancer
Step One: Evaluate Your Look (Continued)

(Photo Source: Luis Gomez Presents ~ New York)
   When it comes to Exotic Male Dancers, what are my favorite things? I must first ask the forgiveness of Rogers and Hammerstein and the great Julie Andrews for taking liberties with "My Favorite Things" from the Sound of Music. But this is Mike's Males In Motion version of the lyrics to the song:
Ample endowments with toned and tight asses
Athletic movements for the lads and the lasses
Bright colored jockstraps, thongs and g-strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Near nude in poses and experts at teasing
Hints of more playtime that ends with my pleasing
Sliding the dollars in regions of Kings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cowboy boots and hat
Make my wallet flat
Give me just a peak
Tipping male strippers is my favorite thing
And I will be back next week

(You Tube Link to original song)

(Photo Source: Corner Pocket ~ New Orleans)
   Ok, so I won't be hired as a lyricist but I do know my favorite things when it comes to male strippers. This blog continues the series on 'How To Become An Exotic Male Dancer...Step One: Evaluate Your Look.' If you haven't already, please read the previous blog in this series.
   In the previous blog I made it clear that exotic male dancers of all shapes and sizes can be successful. All they have to do is find the right audience. I also made it clear that the reality is that those who have those unbelievable looks, bodies, and endowments are the ones who will find that more opportunities will open for them.

(Photo Source: No Parking Bar ~ New York)
   To be successful an exotic male dancer needs to emphasize their best features. These are some of my favorites things. First, let's be honest...if you are hung then put it out there. The fans will express their appreciation in tips. In a recent blog I describe the dancers who have been amply 'blessed' as jawbreakers. I featured many from Southern California but jawbreakers can be found across the country. As the saying goes, "If you've got it, flaunt it!" Select underwear that places the 'boyz' front and center and puts them on display for the fans to appreciate.

(Photo Source: Brenden John Photography ~ Los Angeles)
   If you've got a great ass, "the money maker", then wrap it in something that molds around each globe and clings to the crevice. And where it is legal or when it gets to the early morning hours, put on that jock strap so it is properly framed by the straps. The fans will be placing dollar bills in each strap.

(Photo Source: Brenden John Photography ~ Los Angeles)
   If you've built a chest of the Gods then start out in the tightest shirt you can wear. I want the tease. I'll see you and be thinking, "I wonder what he looks like under that shirt?" Then you slowly slide that shirt off and let me see. And make sure that when fans come up to tip, you take their hand and run it across your chest...stopping on the tip of at least one nipple. Emphasize your physical assets.

(Photo Source: Brad of Adonis Lounge ~ New York)
   I can go on and on. We can talk about your great legs. The 'guns' you've built for arms. And gentlemen, your hair matters too. Find a style that works best with your face and 'look'. And let me make it clear here as well...some of the hottest male dancers have no hair at all. Find an option that works best for you.

(Photo Source: Marc Fitt Fitness Trainer ~ Montreal)
   If you feel that your body needs a little work to get it to a more marketable place so you can obtain more work opportunities, I recommend Marc Fitt. I recommend him first, because he is serious eye candy that will help motivate some of you. And second, because he has a great program and the results can be seen in his own body.

(Photo Source: Blaze of Mojo's ~ Tulsa)
   Until next time, check out the 'favorite things' of the fans and emphasize your best features. And to the fans I say, these guys are working hard to look good for you. Tip them extra this weekend!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

How To Become An Exotic Male Dancer
Step One: Evaluate Your Look
Seeing Is Believing!

(Photo Source: Stockbar ~ Montreal)
   Seeing is believing! That pretty much sums it up when you ask fans how they like a particular male dancer or club where exotic male dancers perform. We attend shows and performances for the purpose of SEEING the boyz! When I walk into a club with male dancers I do a quick scan around to see if there is a dancer that catches my attention. In other words, do I see a dancer that I am attracted to and want to spend some time with (and tip)? My first impression is based on what I see.

(Photo Source: No Parking Bar ~ New York)
   In 2010, I wrote a two-part blog entitled "10 Steps To Becoming A Successful Exotic Male Dancer". It has been one of the most popular blogs I have written. Since there is a demand for the information it contains, I have decided to do a series of blogs updating and expanding on the 10 points.

(Photo Source: G Lounge ~ New York)
   The first step of the ten is "Evaluate Your Look". As I've stated above, the first thing fans do is evaluate what they see. The exotic male dancer must determine their strongest features and learn to emphasize them. Check out your body, do you have a great face? Sexy smile? Defined abs? Bubble butt? Are you hung? What are your strong features? If you aren't sure, think back and ask yourself what others have told you looks good.

(Photo Source: Eleven ~ West Hollywood, CA)
   When evaluting your look, keep in mind that being a successful dancer is more about the specific tastes of the fans than about the fitness level of the male dancer. Let's make it clear that you do not have to be the Adonis. There are fans who love guys who are a little fuller, or who are hairy. There are fans who love guys with tattoos. There are fans who like a more mature man, in this case we'll say mature is 40s and up. There are fans who like dancers who are 'bears', leather daddies, etc. Body builders are popular with some. If there is an audience that likes and supports the dancer, then he is successful.

(Photo Source: Rich's ~ San Diego)
   At the same time, let's do a reality check. The most popular and most hired exotic male dancers are those who are in their 20s and 30s who are athletic without being too muscular, good looking, hung and have a bubble butt. That is because they can fit the general tastes of many different audiences.

(Photo Source: Chippendales ~ Las Vegas)
   Where do you fit in? Are you the popular Adonis who will be hired for many different gigs? Are you the niche dancer who is popular with specific audiences who like certain types? With a few adjustments from time to time, you may be able to appeal to a wide range of audiences.

(Photo Source: Stockbar ~ Montreal)
   The career of an exotic male dancer is usually short-lived from one night to several months. There are those who have been performing for a few years but that is rare. For that reason, I suggest that you never do anything drastic such as plastic surgery, etc. I do recommend however, that a male dancer maintain a fit body through a consistent work out routine. Keep yourself marketable. Find out what dancers are popular in your area and create the body and look that appeals to the audience. Or, the best option, seek an audience that likes your look. Most often simply having a little charm and courtesy for the fans will help you build your own fan base.

(Photo Source: Rich's ~ San Diego)
   I'll discuss more about the look of the exotic male dancer in future blogs. Until next time, I only have eyes for you. Keep capturing my attention and I'll keep tipping.

(Continuation of this series: My Favorite Things ~ Evaluate Your Look!)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Joey ~ Riding Tall In The Saddle
Dallas Exotic Male Dancer

(Photo Source: Joey's Facebook Page)
   A few months ago I hit the trail and made a trek to one of my favorite clubs, Mojo's in Tulsa, OK. Upon entering the club I had a friend tell me that Joey was in town. Then a few minutes later another tells me that Joey is in town but he's not dancing this weekend. He is just visiting. I was like, "Ok, but who is Joey!" "Joey, from BJsNxs in Dallas." The words were spoken like, Mike, you of all people...Mike, you of Males In Motion. Mike, you, the grand pupah of exotic male dancers should know who Joey is. Well, of course, I was intrigued. Who is this Joey?

(Photo Source: Joey's Facebook Page)
   So, the first thing I do is go to BJsNXs website and see if I can find the elusive Joey. And I found him. Then I understood. One of the first pics that I discover is Joey as the cowboy. And then you know the rest of the story. I'm hooked. And now I stand firmly in the line of Joey fans. He's cute as hell. And let's just deal with the obvious right up front. He is packing. When Joey needs to purchase underwear, he has to be more concerned with pouch size instead of waist size. I mean we wouldn't want the 'boyz' falling out now would we. Well, yes we would but...

(Photo Source: Joey's Facebook Page   Photo by C. Marcelo)

(Photo Source: Joey's Facebook Page)
   This past weekend I made another trip to Mojo's in Tulsa. On this trip everyone was talking about going to Dallas for Joey's Birthday celebration. Now exotic male dancer fans will drive several miles to see hot men dancing in their underwear or less. But, this wasn't just a "we're going to see the hot dancing boys" type trip. These guys genuinely like the guy. This tells me that there must be more to this Joey than a

(Photo Source: Joey's Facebook Page)

(Photo Source: Joey's Facebook Page)
   I invite you to discover Joey for yourself. You'll find him dancing as already mentioned, at BJsNXs in Dallas. Stop in at the club and let his 'smile' capture your imagination. But I warn you, you'll need to take extra cash. You'll be wanting to tip over and over again. I'm making plans for my next trip to Dallas. Tell Joey, Mike from Males In Motion says, "I want to meet the cowboy up close and personal!"

(Photo Source: Joey's Facebook Page   Photo by C. Marcelo)
   Until next time, support your local exotic male dancers. Tip them in the front. Tip them on the side. Tip them in the back. And then start all over and do it again! And if they're wearing a cowboy hat...tip double. If they're wearing a cowboy hat and boots...tip triple. We've got to keep these boyz riding tall in the saddle!