All posts tagged: Diamond G-String Competition

Barely Qualified: Notes From a First-Time Exotic Dance Judge

(Photo: Elena Gatti/Flickr.com) I never saw the Diamond G-String with my own eyes, and I’m not sure if it truly exists. As prizes go, among prizes for getting naked at least, this alleged jeweled garment has the draw and cachet of a netherworld tiara. Given every year by a club in Philadelphia — the kind where “gentlemen” appear in quotes alongside “dancers” — this win crowns one girl above the rest. Forget, for a second, any glass-beaded lingerie. Holding the title alone, she can up her earnings, command more. Bank on prime-time slots on stage, better placement in the floor rounds. Choose her as a winner, and you can change that stripper’s year. (An intervention that appeals to many of the kind of people who don’t actually frequent strip clubs.) I say all this only before you ask — so, what kind of connoisseur gets to award this prize? Who gets to determine what’s hot and coveted by strip-club goers for a whole 12 months? Well, one year, I did. * * * “What would …