File this one under the category of creepy press releases from skeezy publicists. (And also: reasons not to own a television.) Last Friday, the same day the event was being promoted, we were offered a chance to come report on (leer at?) the following:
"Gold Diggers" produced by
David DeLay of Grandpa's R.V. Productions and Josh Hodgins
of Jh Productions both of Washington State, will be filming for
DeLay's reality show at Centerfolds this Friday.
The reality show is an insider's look into the bizarre and sometimes difficult
world of Exotic Dancers; much like the shows "Deadliest Catch" and "Dirty
Jobs", as young women look to pay their bills, put themselves through
school, all with hopes of one day landing a millionaire.
What and where is Centerfolds? It's ordinarily an all-male strip club (see Laura Onstot's story here), located up in Crown Hill.
But I am certainly not driving there to
watch meth-addicted trailer-trash girls audition for yet another
permutation of Girls Gone Wild. Moreover, as we found from the following Craigslist ad, said show will be taking gullible women out of state:
"I am searching for beautiful girls to be on a stripper reality TV show. The girl will have to be willing to do strip tease on camera. The show is similar to the Real Life just with strippers! You do not have to have any dancing experience but we do prefer experience. The girls will have to move to Tampa for a few months and live under the camera during designated hours. All expenses will be covered and girls will be paid well. If you are interested please send me your picture and contact number. Auditions will be 1/9/09 which is tomorrow at 12 noon. Please send email as soon as possible so I can set up your audition."
Classy! (Wasn't that once called white slavery? Or transporting a woman across state lines for immoral purposes?) But you know what reality TV show I would like to watch? David DeLay and Josh Hodgins being chased down the street and beaten with clubs by a bunch of angry Seattle women. We could call it Pimp Beaters.