The New York City subway is place where you can see anything, and probably will. You might spot your favorite celebrity, get serenaded by a 5-piece Mariachi band or even catch a full-blown flashmob.
But one thing you probably wouldn’t expect is a male strip tease.
But that’s what happened when Cosmopolitan‘s deputy news editor, Alex Rees, took the subway to work, at 1 p.m., no less. That’s one way to shake off the commuting stress.
A young man appeared and suddenly stripped down from a rather revealing uniform to a bird shaped thong. He did pole tricks and even writhed, his bubble backside revealed, on the floor of the train.
The plot thickens. When this intrepid Queerty writer saw the Cosmo article, my second thought was, That’s my friend Mark! So I asked actor/model/comedian turned stripper, Mark Hudson, what the hell he was doing. It turns out it was part of an upcoming comedy video about panhandlers: “You see those guys yelling ‘Showtime’ then doing random shows. So my friends Anthony Giordano and Geoff Gibson approached me about doing a different kind of ‘Showtime.’”
Apparently, there is more footage. The video will be release by a sketch production company called DTTComedy soon.
In the meantime catch a sneak peek below. Sadly, my friend Mark is not gay but you’d never know it from his pics. You can see even more of him on Instagram…