From the Department of Sex-Loathing Buzzkills:
The Maui Arts and Cultural Center is finding itself under fire after a few flesh-adverse protesters took issue with the theater for hosting the all-male stripping troupe Thunder From Down Under.
The promotional video, you see, evidently shows one of the men “mooning the audience,” according to Hawaii News Now. This is potentially, idiotically in violation of the theater’s liquor license.
Apparently, the MACC is now facing two formal complaints, one of which states:
On June 8, 2016 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a restaurant general licensee, did permit entertainers to expose to view any portion of the cleft of the buttocks or genitals, contrary to Section 08-101-23(d) of the Rules of the Liquor Commission, County of Maui.”
Count “three” states:
On June 8, 2016 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a restaurant general licensee, did permit entertainers to perform acts which simulates sexual intercourse, contrary to Section 08-101-23(f)(1) of the Rules of the Liquor Commission, County of Maui.”
The fact that there is no official count two is mysterious and probably something to do with the occult.
The MACC has decided they won’t be challenging these allegations.
One spectator — who only spoke on conditions of anonymity, lest the world find out she has an affinity for naked men — tells Hawaii News Now that “yeah, they showed their buttocks but that was it and then some dancing.”
“But I don’t think it’s anything like, oh, my, gosh. Like I would have thought that this is Thunder from Down Under. What did you kind of expect?”
The site’s website is pretty straightforward when it promises “chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm.”
“I didn’t feel offended or that they exposed too much,” said that anonymous admirer of the male form. “I didn’t feel that it was too raunchy. No, I thought they were very professional… they did their job. They danced, they made everybody have a good time.”
For their part, Maui’s Liquor Control Board isn’t revealing what evidence they have for the hearing on Thursday. But the MACC will probably have to pay a fine, according to a spokesman for the county.
But enough about that. What you really want to see is footage from the show, so here it is: