G-string scandal

Male stripping troupe “Rumble From Down Under” faces legal trouble in Maui

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.

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The promotional video, you see, evidently shows one of the men “mooning the audience,” according to Hawaii News NowThis is potentially, idiotically in violation of the theater’s liquor license.

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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.”

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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:

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  • Brian

    These men are very tacky in what they do. They are paid posers.

    Nudity in the right context does not offend me but when it’s commercialized and treated as a commodity, it irks me.

  • RIGay

    They are also too uber-straight. God forbid a gay man attend the show.

  • Horse Lips

    Thee are a lot of people in this country that need to pull their panties out of their cracks and act like adults. Everybody seems to go around looking for things to be outraged about these days. So stupid. We’re all adults here, right?

  • Juanjo

    @Brian: oh please, Brian. If you feel faint, use your fainting couch and we’ll fetch you the smelling salts. You are upset by male strippers?


    Hawai’i is so beautiful…it must be difficult for enterprising civil rights lawyers to challenge those liquor laws that violate free speech. Please….go do it…get attorney fees against the state. Look to Oregon’s constitution…where strip bars with liquor can have live sex shows, since they are speech protected by the state constitution.

  • dwes09

    @Brian: “Nudity in the right context does not offend me but when it’s commercialized and treated as a commodity, it irks me.”

    It irks YOU. It does not irk those who are well adjusted and free from the disabling neuroses you demonstrate regularly. What in your sad mind is the right context for nudity? Looked like slightly ribald hetero fun to me.

  • luvit00

    it always baffles me that it seems buff, muscle boys and the ability to have a sense of rhythm and dancing skills are always mutually exclusive

  • Sluggo2007

    @Juanjo: What ISN’T Brian upset about? Just ignore him.

  • Mack

    @RIGay: When they appeared in Reno a couple of years ago it was “no men allowed”.

  • Brian

    “portion of the cleft of the buttocks” … is a phrase I’ve never heard before. Way to make the butt sound medical and boring. lol

  • VampDC

    All i see is girls in the audience.

    After vivica fox’s statements -can we as a gay community stop idolizing stuff like this where they aren’t even caring about their gay fans, yet we will promote them and give them our attention?!

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