Tip Out

Adult entertainment in Detroit is suffering and a new model for the industry is required. The current model consists of women dancing on stage and then chatting up the guys in the audience. Typically, the guys buy the dancers a drink or two, have a meal, engage in a little conversation and leave. Many of the guys frequenting the clubs are executives, business owners, and salesmen, often there to conduct business. Due to a downturn in the economy, the clubs have lost many of its regulars, forcing them to lay off staff.

Adult entertainment clubs in Detroit are some of the finest clubs in Michigan, offering good food along with great sound, stage and lighting systems. When I attend these clubs, I imagine what the Cotton Club in Harlem must have been like this. Many of the clubs are quite elegant and classy Shibuya Kaho . I often wonder why there are only sexy women in the clubs. Why aren’t there shows in the clubs? Every now and then there’s a porn star (don’t watch porn) but many guys do O well?

I know economics is primarily responsible for the state of adult entertainment clubs. In the past and still today, the clubs started using a system that charges women to dance in the clubs and called it “Tip Out”. It’s done in Michigan and all over the United States. It’s also used in Jamaica and England.

The term Tip Out is not the same as Tip Pooling as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Tip Out seems to be a kind of hybrid payment scheme, combining a rental fee and a tip pooling blend. The tip out shifts the costs of operating the club to the dancers without the benefits.

The Internet provides a platform for many of the sexual fantasies come alive. These sexual interest covers a broad range of fetishes from bondage to humiliation and all points in between. However, due to the polarization of the nation since 2008 because of economic and even racial tensions, a few trends have intensified over the last four years. African-American and Latin women are appearing in more adult videos on many of the adult tube sites that involves humiliation based solely on race and ethnicity. There are a few particular sites that will remain nameless in order to avoid giving them unwarranted publicity openly exploits young African-American women in degrading fashion.

The most disturbing aspect of these sites is that the African-American women are particularly humiliated with over-tones of slavery to put it mildly. After enduring hours of the most uncomfortable of circumstances, it was apparent that these women signed contracts and knew very little about the humiliation and torture they would have to endure. In some cases the women were referred to by the N Word, spat upon directly in the face, forced to undertake forced violent oral copulation, probed with fingers in the mouth until vomiting into a dog-bowl and then forced to drink it. These are just some of the mentionable feats. The age range of these women seemed to be from 19 years of age up to age 50 and one thing that paralleled between all of them, they were shocked by the way they were treated and called. Almost all of them ended the videos in tears and ashamed.

The fundamental disconnect is that these women are taking on these risk by appearing in these videos for two basic reasons that is closely based on age. The younger women are usually lured due to the money and the potential of becoming a porn-star i.e. attention. The older women ranging from single mothers to ladies of the night do it for the money. Sadly, upon contacting a couple of the women that appeared in the videos, they left the whole adult entertainment scene for good. A lady in her 30’s told me that she did it for the money about US$1,300 in cash for a half-hour of work. She mentioned that the half-hour wound-up being almost two days and multiple Caucasian men. She mentioned that one man said “I’m gonna’ make you need a therapist you Nword”. Unlike the other women I chatted with she decided to get counseling and move on with her life.

One thing that I gathered from the conversation is that she did not realize how she compromised her dignity after watching the tape play-back. She asked me never to contact her again regarding the subject-matter. The other younger woman thought that it was love after coming from an abusive environment. Before I could contact her again, she changed or closed her email account.

In the United States there is freedom of expression and therefore as I write this article some young minority woman has fallen victim to this form of exploitation. It should be clear that these are not young dumb teenagers, but women motivated by emotional pain and a quest for attention and economic desire or need. It should be also noted that Filipina and Latin women are also exploited in this way.

There are some women that fully understand the circumstances and situations this lifestyle brings and therefore they rarely complain and criticize others who do. This does not make it right or acceptable, but just a means of justification. In many cases these women were hurt before going on camera and the humiliation they endure only complicates matters or justify the abuse they had received in the past.

The clean porn industry that tries to present a more conventional and packaged approach toward main-stream acceptance also find these enterprises as counter-productive toward their cause and rarely does it condone the aforementioned practices. The interesting reality is that this article began as a Google search and revealed an aspect of our society in this regard. Also, other ethnic women are treated according to the social stereo-types by these sleazy operators.

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