Strip clubs, pole dancing and the manufactured, assembly-line Playboy world of “sexy” may have finally jumped the shark. Or, maybe, been thrown over the shark by a woman in Spring, TX, near Houston, who is teaching a “Pole Fitness For Jesus” class. Fox, of course, has the story:
“I don’t teach women to be strippers,” insists Crystal Deans, owner of the Best Shape of Your Life studio in Spring, Texas. The one-time professional dancer leads female church-goers through the Pole Fitness for Jesus session every second Sunday of the month.
“We [pole dance to] the upbeat contemporary Christian music because people have to bring their church program to get into the class … we basically are just continuing the whole worship thing here.”
If the Christians are adopting your edgy, sexy thing, it is nigh on time to rethink how edgy and sexy your thing is. I, for one, couldn’t be happier. I don’t care how a cookie-cutter heterosexuality that favors a male gaze, demands female submission and requires everyone to look like one of three be-surgeried celebrities, gets ousted. I really don’t. All’s I care about is that people start thinking outside the box when it comes to their boxes, and/or the dicks therein.
And so: a heartfelt thanks to Texan Crystal Deans, who has really, truly and officially made pole dancing unsexy. And a heartfelt UGH! to Fox, who missed a real opportunity to do a pole-as-crucifix infographic.