Friday, March 13, 2015

New ATL strip club Rumors promises nude entertainment. AND MIMES!!!

Posted By on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 10:54 AM

click image RUMORS HAS IT: New Atlanta adult entertainment venue boasts more than the average strip joint. - COURTESY RUMORS
  • Courtesy Rumors
  • RUMORS HAS IT: New Atlanta adult entertainment venue boasts more than the average strip joint.

Have you heard about the latest addition to the strip club capital? It's called Rumors and, from the sounds of it, there may be nothing like it in Atlanta.

Located at 3950 Jonesboro Road in Forest Park, Rumors is one of two adult entertainment clubs due to open on the Southside this year. Rumors — which opened for business this week with regular hours from 11 a.m. to 3:30 a.m., Monday through Friday — is the former home of adult entertainment venue Crazy Horse, located there from 1993 to 2012. Rumors' general manager, David Rashmir, previously ran that club. Amenities include a full kitchen, cigar room with onsite humidor, and, of course, a champagne room. But this isn't just another "upscale" strip club. No sir. Rumors also provides "various types of entertainment," according to the club's press release.

Exotic dancing may be the club's bread and butter, but the website also advertises an all-female band, "female DJ's," "female aerialists," and, yes yes y'all, "female mimes." Unfortunately, the site doesn't elaborate beyond that. Which leaves us with more questions. Like, are we talking Marcel Marceau lap dances in this piece or what? Apparently, the club is also seeking female servers, cooks, bartenders, and karaoke singers. Talk about doing somethin' strange for some change. 

Alas, Rumors ain't all fun and games. Peep this takeaway on tipping from the website's etiquette page:

Tipping: These women work for tips and tips alone. Knowing that, do not come into a strip club with barely enough money to cover a round of drinks. Do not look repeatedly at a dancer performing without tipping her, and do not, under any circumstance, sit at stageside seating without a pocket full of dollars. How much will you need for a night? If you're an average drinker, figure at least $20 an hour for a drink or two and stage tipping. Lap dances are $5, so account for that too if you think you'll find the woman of your dreams, which you will, so add it in now. 
In other words, come correct or don't come at all. No word, however, on whether or how those tips get split at the end of the night. If it's anything like the norm at Atlanta's adult entertainment venues, we have a good idea what to expect.

So, what do y'all think? Wanna go see some mimes? And by y'all, I totally mean you, Wesley What What.

For more information on career opportunities, email the club at or visit

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Atlanta's adulterers ranked by neighborhood; Buckhead wins, er, loses?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 12:23 PM

click image CREEP: Ashley Madison's registered trademark — "Life is short. Have an affair." — is marriage advice for 97,900 Atlantans. - COURTESY OF ASHLEYMADISON.COM
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  • CREEP: Ashley Madison's registered trademark — "Life is short. Have an affair." — is marriage advice for 97,900 Atlantans.
Let's start with the disclaimer. Yes, this is yet another "study" conducting by an online service using its own customer data in an attempt to promote its pay-for-play services. So its findings, while fact-based, are limited, and its conclusions are grounded less in credibility than corporate PR. But so what. This is still kinda juicy.

Ashley Madison, the online dating website for — peep this — married people who want to cheat, has released a list of Atlanta's Least Faithful Neighborhoods compiled by zip code to geographically break down the metro area's most habitual line-steppers.

It pretty much proves what we already knew. Buckhead is full of horny little adulterers with expendable bank accounts. Then come the shockers — Ormewood Park, early retirementville for aging hipsters, runs a close second, with the city of Decatur, that unspoiled bastion of urban-suburban perfection, close behind it. 

Here's the breakdown by local municipality of the 97,900 adultery-seeking Atlantans signed up on the site:
1. Buckhead 10.4%
2. Ormewood Park 9.3%
3. Decatur 8.7%
4. Sandy Springs 8.1%
5. Snellville 7.9%
6. Midtown 7.4%
7. Downtown 7%
8. Candler Park 6.8%
9. Cascade Heights 6.3%
10. Oakdale 5.8%
Other salacious ATL-based data:
° Adulterers in Cascade Heights have the most affair partners on average
° Downtown has the most men looking for mistresses
° Midtown has the most members aged 35 and younger 
I don't know what's worse: That a site like this exists or that I've never heard of it. Ashley Madison is like the most damning case of western excess, individual freedom and no-holds-barred capitalism ever created. Boasting 32 million members in 46 countries, it's practically a godsend. And further proof that the institution of marriage is totally screwed. A quick Google search shows the site has skirted plenty of controversy in recent years, especially as its expanded its illicit empire into foreign territory. In particular, the governments of Singapore and South Korea banned Marital infidelity is criminal in South Korea, but that didn't stop more than 135,000 members from signing up before the country began unsuccessfully attempting to block it last year, according to Time. Other Asian countries, such as Japan have been more inviting. More than half a million joined the site there within eight months.

According to Forbes, the site's co-founder and CEO Noel Biderman, so-called "king of infidelity," earns more than $5 million a year hooking up extramarital affairs over the web. His main competition includes free apps like Tinder. But Ashley Madison's clientele tends to be older, wealthier, and more discreet. “Forty- to 50-year-old married men are not going to log into an account on Facebook,” Biderman tells Forbes.

Of course, married writer dudes are just chomping at the bit to go "undercover" and write exposés about the site, like this self-proclaimed relationship expert for who seems to have had a blast "polling" — his word, not mine — more than 250 female clients of Ashley Madison to find out "why women cheat." Told his wife that with a straight face, too. Pretty sure Gay Talese, author of the scandalous 1980 tome on the sexual revolution Thy Neighbor's Wife, carried that cross so the next generation of married male scribes wouldn't have to pretend to. But new technology is a bitch, ain't it. And Atlanta's just brimming over with discreet motherfuckers.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How a sex toy startup could revolutionize Atlanta’s tech landscape

Posted By on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 3:10 PM

THEORY OF EVOLUTION: Over the past year, the Comingle team has worked its way up from early prototypes to the open-source vibrator being funded via Indiegogo called the Mod. - COURTESY COMINGLE
  • Courtesy Comingle
  • THEORY OF EVOLUTION: Over the past year, the Comingle team has worked its way up from early prototypes to the open-source vibrator being funded via Indiegogo called the Mod.

For one Candler Park foursome, Valentine’s Day is poised to come right on time this year. (Probably a pun in there somewhere.) That’s because the founders behind the Atlanta-based startup Comingle are four days and about $5,000 away from reaching a crowdfunding goal that, once fulfilled, will allow them to begin production on their first run of a game-changing dildo.

It’s called the Mod and it’s a doozy. Imagine a vibrator that grinds to the beat of your favorite slow jam, or the beat of your lover’s heart, is capable of video-chat and has built-in remote-control compatibility and touch sensitivity. It damn near does everything but wash the dishes. Built on an open-source platform, it gives users the ability to customize functions by hacking away to their hearts’ delight.

Besides the cutting-edge design — which you should definitely dig deeper into on Comingle's Indiegogo page where all the perks for contributors are also highlighted — the fact that this is happening in Atlanta is pretty unique. In a local startup scene defined mostly by the mega-success of such consumer and service-oriented outfits as Scoutmob and MailChimp, Comingle sticks out like, well, kinda like a dildo.

Founded in 2014 by current Georgia Tech Ph.D students Andy Quitmeyer and Paul Clifton, and rounded out by Tech grad Craig Durkin and Georgia State University grad Melanie Satchno, Comingle’s modus operandi is totally DIY. They do all the research and development, manufacturing and marketing in-house. Meaning, they literally operate out of a modest Candler Park brick bungalow. In the basement is where they do the dirty work. During a recent tour of the place, they showed off huge vats of sticky silicon and early prototypes, including one of their first casts, molded from what must have been a pretty intimidating cucumber before they learned bigger isn't always better.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Pink Pony, Brookhaven battle heads to Supreme Court

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 9:13 AM

The courtroom is no place for these kinds of antics!
The Pink Pony's ongoing legal fight to keep the booze a-flowing and exotic dancing a-happening in its Brookhaven location will land in Georgia Supreme Court on Monday. It's a slightly complicated story involving the Balkanization of DeKalb County and local government's war against adult entertainment. But in a nutshell, the strip club claims the new city's controversial ordinance banning the sale of alcohol and nude dancing is unconstitutional.

Jane Hansen, the court's public information officer, writes in the case summary:

FACTS: Brookhaven is a new Georgia city that became incorporated Dec. 17, 2012. The Pink Pony strip club has been in business for 22 years, serving food and alcohol, along with nude dancing, since licensed to do so by DeKalb County in November 1990. Trop, Inc. operates the club, which has always been on Corporate Boulevard and is now located in the southernmost area of newly incorporated Brookhaven.

From 1991 to 2001, the Pink Pony and other adult entertainment businesses filed several lawsuits against DeKalb County for enacting ordinances like Brookhaven's that prohibit total nudity and liquor in adult businesses. Eventually, a number of the establishments entered into a Settlement and Release Agreement with DeKalb County in which the businesses agreed to dismiss pending damages actions in exchange for the right to continue operations. The agreement was extended in 2007 for a minimum of 15 years. The establishments also agreed to pay the County an increased, graduated licensing fee, which for Pink Pony in recent years amounted to $100,000 a year.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

On sex tapes, shower rods, and reality porn's racial politics

Posted By on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Mimi and Nikko star in the most talked-about shower scene since Psycho.
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  • Mimi and Nikko star in the most talked-about shower scene since Psycho.

If you've been following the "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" sex tape drama, God bless you, first and foremost. Over the past five days, reality show cast member Mimi Faust has gone from baby's mom to NSFW meme. And her "leaked" sex tape trailer with struggle-R&B singer Nikko has spawned a TMZ-reported shortage of industrial-strength shower rods at Home Depot due to the popularity of their graphic shower scene, an unending stream of #mimishowerrod tweets, ridiculous spoofs, the X-rated song "Shower Rod", newly released by her partner-in-porn Nikko to capitalize off of the hype, and a slew of think pieces on the racial politics of sex tapes.

The only response from Faust, the 44-year-old single mother of her daughter with LHHATL castmate and producer Stevie J, has been an Instagram pic suggesting folks mind their own business if they don't pay her bills.

But it hasn't had the desired effect. There haven't been this many memes and think pieces concerning black women's sexual agency, or supposed lack thereof, since Beyonce added surfboarding to the Kama Sutra. Inquiring minds want to know: Is Mimi the next sexually empowered Kim K on the come-up or another desperate housewife on the downfall?

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Pink Pony to Georgia Supreme Court: We just wanna dance

Posted By on Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Probably the most SFW photo of the Pink Pony we could find
All the Pink Pony wanted was to continue doing what it had done for nearly 20 years: serve booze and showcase nude dancing. But Brookhaven wanted nothing to do with it. And now the legal fight between the new city and longtime strip club might be settled in the Georgia Supreme Court.

On Dec. 22, as most of metro Atlanta rushed to wrap Christmas presents and responsibly sip eggnog, a DeKalb County Superior Court judge dismissed the Pink Pony's lawsuit against the city. The strip club claimed that a Brookhaven ordinance passed last May by the baby city banning nude dancing in establishments that serve alcohol was unconstitutional. If enforced, the Pink Pony argued, it would force them to close their doors on the business located just off Buford Highway. By the end of the week, the strip club's lawyers had filed an appeal to Georgia's highest court.

Since the early 2000s, the strip club had operated under an agreement with DeKalb County that allowed it to continue showcasing nude dancers and pouring drinks, provided it pay $100,000 in annual licensing fees. It wanted Brookhaven to respect that arrangement and grandfather in the strip club. Brookhaven, which was being advised by an attorney well-versed in similar battles, declined. In addition to the lawsuit, the strip club launched a public relations campaign. And some residents wanted the baby city to back off the long-standing adult business.

Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said in a statement following the lawsuit's dismissal on Dec. 22 that he was, as expected, "very pleased" with the outcome. He also said the judge "upheld Brookhaven's sexually-oriented business regulations and resolved the numerous legal issues Pink Pony asserted in this lawsuit."

We've yet to see a copy of the judge's order. But according to Alan Begner, the lead counsel for the Pink Pony and longtime legal eagle to metro Atlanta's adult establishments, the DeKalb ruling is a first for him. Rather than going through the process of discovery, the judge opted to dismiss the case outright. If allowed to stand, he argues, the ruling could hamstring other people's abilities to mount constitutional challenges in court.

The big question now is whether Brookhaven will actually enforce its ordinance. A city spokesperson last week said officials are "currently consulting the city's legal team to fully understand the court's decision and discuss plans for enforcement."

Until then, Begner said, it's business as usual at the strip club.

"We will continue like we were before, which is dancing and serving alcohol," he said. "If Brookhaven thinks this is a big victory and they can start enforcing their law against us and try to put us out of business, and the Supreme Court of Georgia sends the case back, then the amount of damages that will have occurred in the 10 months or so to now, will easily exceed $20 million."

Begner notes that's a conservative estimate.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Guess Georgia's favorite Pornhub search term, y'all?

Posted By on Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:10 AM


The Internet porn site Pornhub has released the 2013 results of its most popular search terms broken down by state. And according to the results, Georgia has a serious fetish for "ebony" porn.

Georgia is among only four of the 50 states in which ebony porn searches ranked highest on the site, with Alabama, Louisiana, and Maryland rounding out the bunch. So how shall we interpret these findings?

Through a hot and steamy racial lens, of course!

If you head over to - which I did in the name of journalistic research - and type "ebony" in the search engine, the top three results are interracial videos of the white-on-black variety. Some of the more interesting titles among them included "Rihanna Rimes gets white [word that rhymes with sock]" and "James Deen Pounds a Gorgeous Ebony Girl." Probably not with his fists, though.

The intersection between race and sexual power dynamics in porn is almost an inevitable topic, especially considering the South's segregationist history. Writers have long intellectualized over the enduring popularity of such age-old stereotypes and taboo tropes as strapping black bucks deflowering virginal white maidens and white male conquerors dominating libidinous black vixens. There have even been recent exposés over the very real persistence of racism in the porn industry, itself, like the wage imbalance between blacks and whites and the standard that says white women who engage in black-on-white scenes do irreparable damage to their professional reputations and future earning potential.

But before boiling Georgia's favorite porn search term down to the leftover vestiges of colonialism, it's important to note that the state has one of the highest concentrations of African-American citizens in the nation. Same goes for the South in general. In fact, the six states with the highest ranking African-American populations, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, coincide almost perfectly with Pornhub's "ebony" state search preferences. So, tempting though it may be, the salacious race factor might not paint the total picture, other than revealing the nation's racial divisions and ethnic clusters by geography, as shown in this color-by-numbers demographic dot map provided by the Census.

Other news sure to belie those assbackwards Southern stereotypes?

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Friday, July 5, 2013

'Save the Pink Pony' campaign slowly gains support

Posted By on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 10:09 AM

  • 'Save the Pink Pony' Facebook page
Some of Atlanta's longtime strip clubs have had to fight for survival throughout the first half of this year. Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan came close to booting several adult establishments along Cheshire Bridge Road - including Onyx, Doll House, and others - from the northeast Atlanta district. Now the Pink Pony, a 22-year-old gentleman's club located in the new city of Brookhaven, faces its own battle.

The Pink Pony, which first opened in 1991, has squared off over the past couple months against the newly formed city in North DeKalb County. The city has passed ordinances that, starting next year, prohibit nudity and alcoholic beverages in adult establishments. The new law would force the strip club located close to Buford Highway and North Druid Hills Road to move or shut down. Rather than invest in a bulk order of tassels, the club has sued the city.

In recent weeks, a "Save the Pink Pony" Facebook page has called attention to the club's continued fight to remain in operation. The website has attracted more than 100 supporters who side with the business, which, according to a May PolitiFact story, has never violated an ordinance or state law.

"The Pink Pony is under threat of being forced to close by the newly created city of Brookhaven near Atlanta, GA," the Facebook page reads. "With the creation of the new city, the founding fathers have decided to 'Zone Out' any existing businesses that are not to their liking."

The Pink Pony's lawsuit against the city is still pending and the club has even suggested de-annexation back to unincorporated DeKalb County (yes, we know it takes a lot to go back there).

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Black Diamond Atlanta putting transgender strippers in the mix

Posted By on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Apparently, that old saying about diamonds being a girl's best friend is ripe for some serious gender-fucking in Atlanta.

Not to be confused with Diamonds of ATL, the hetero gentleman's club where rappers such as Ludacris have been known to make it rain, Black Diamond Atlanta is the name of a new weekly showcase due to feature transgender strippers at XS Ultra Lounge in Midtown.

It's being billed as the first transgender strip club experience in Atlanta, with a "sneak peek" preview party set for April 24. "There's never been anything like this in Atlanta before," lead dancer and spokesperson for the weekly event, Chanel Monroe, told the Georgia Voice. Judging by the flier and Facebook page, Black Diamond Atlanta's entertainers will be performing gender roles similar to their all-female counterparts. Which mean it's probably safe to assume bands will make them dance.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Atlanta has most erotic-novel-reading freaks per capita

Posted By on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM

READ EM AND WEEP: No, these hotties are not figments of your imagination. Theyre CLs 2013 Lust List picks!
  • READ 'EM AND WEEP: No, these hotties are not figments of your imagination. They're CL's 2013 Lust List picks!
Eat your heart out, America. When it comes to buying cheesy, personalized romance novels, Atlanta's No. 1!

And what would Valentine's Day be without such rankings to remind us of the market economy's successful commodification of our unquenchable desires? This one comes courtesy of, an online publisher of customized romance and erotic novels. The company crunched data from 2,000 of its nationwide customers, gathered over the past few years, to deduce that Atlantans are hot to trot. Their simple, self-serving methodology included adding up the "number of erotic books ordered by city," then dividing by population to get a "Sexiest City Per Capita Ranking."

Here's the ranking of the top 10 sexiest cities in America, according to the company's sales data, and a word from its press release, which shamelessly plugs "Hotlanta":

1. Atlanta
2. Seattle
3. Las Vegas
4. San Diego
5. Dallas
6. Chicago
7. Houston
8. Brooklyn
9. New York
10. Los Angeles

Looks like the Biggest Romantics are located in Atlanta, with 3 times the amount of erotic books being purchased per capita than Chicago, Dallas, Houston and San Diego. Earning the nickname 'Hotlanta', Atlanta ranks 6:1 over New York and Los Angeles (per capita).

In an ironic sort of way, these numbers could mean the exact opposite of what's intended. Could it be that Atlantans find so much lacking in their real love lives that they have to turn to desperate, paint-by-numbers fantasies for self-satisfaction? The company's online order form allows customers to input such details as character names, eye and hair color, favorite food, and favorite music to "co-author a 160 - 180 page authentic personalized" paperback at $35.95 a pop, in which Atlantans get to imagine themselves having lusty adventures in exotic locales around the world - i.e., anywhere besides home.

Or they could just read our annual Lust List issue, out today, and stalk some real-life Atlanta beauts. Either way, it's nice to know our standing as the City Too Consumed With Pent-Up Lust To Hate remains safe. For what it's worth, I hear we purchase a lotta dildoes per capita, too.

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!

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