Next stop, the Olympics: "Pole Superstar" dance competition hits New York
I don't have an issue with pole dancing itself. It's obviously an athletically rigorous discipline that requires a lot of, uh, upper body strength. And thighs of carbon-finished steel. But if you want to validate it as a sport, as opposed to just another form of exploitation, you probably should make it co-ed, no?
(Note: The event is a benefit for SPIN -- Single Parents In Need. Which I must begrudgingly admit is a clever-ish touch.)
Here's the link to the event, which takes place at New York's Highline Ballroom on October 1, and is being judged by, among others, Cris Judd (the former Mr. Jennifer Lopez) and Jason Patric (Lost Boys and Speed 2. Fun fact--did you know he's Jackie Gleason's grandson? I totally did not.): http://www.polesuperstar.com/