What do exotic and erotic Strip show performers do when not strutting their stuff in Las Vegas? Strut some more, of course.
The 96-seat Onyx Theatre in Las Vegas, housed in the back of a sex show in the Commercial Center, is a fitting space for a new show called “The Art of Prostitution “
However, “Prostitution,” created by Wassa Coulibaly, a dancer in Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity,” isn’t just about the physical aspects of the oldest profession.
Coulibaly, raised in a Muslim family in Senegal, says not all prostitution involves sex. She considers “any love relationship that isn’t unconditional love” to be prostitution.
“There’s so many type of prostitutes. Prostitution doesn’t just happen on the street corner, it happens in many forms. When something is repressed, sexuality come outs in a distorted way,” says Coulibaly.
The performers for the show come for a variety of other Strip show, with the play beginning after they Monday shows, usually at 1 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Onyx Theatre, inside The Rack, at 953 E. Sahara Ave., Unit 16. $20 admission. More info: www.onyxtheatre.com
There are many things that former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss isn’t. (Though, we’ll just save those for a rainy day article.) However, there are many things she is: quirky and unpredictable are words that immediately come to mind. But Fleiss is also a consummate businesswoman. Testimonial to that fact, her Pahrump, Nevada “Dirty Laundry” coin-operated laundromat that started a year and a half ago continues to be very successful. In fact, she plans to open another, perhaps many of them.
She also can intuitively sense when her karma isn’t right. In 2005 she concocted a unique plan to open a Nye County brothel on 60 acres of land, close to tiny town of Crystal, Nevada to exclusively cater to women. Planning to feature a stable of peck-endowed hunks, Heidi’s Stud Farm would have been the first bordello of its kind. She was featured in many newspaper and magazine articles and even did a HBO documentary espousing the virtues of being unvirtuous.
Only one problem about her plans: Fleiss failed to take the first step of submitting an application for a brothel license.
Now it appears she never will. “I think I’m going to put all my property up for sale in Crystal,” Fleiss said. “I don’t want to work so hard . . . and deal with all the nonsense of the sex business.”
But she’s definitely not into retiring and watching sunrises and sunsets either. Plans, although not elaborated on, are for the colorful and controversial Fleiss to embark on a new Nevada alternative energy project.
She also plans to build her dream house somewhere- it’s just she’s just not sure where yet.
However, one thing is for certain- her lifelong steadfast commitment to her 25 pet parrots that freely roam inside and outside of her home- a double-wide trailer atop her hillside property in Pahrump. “My birds come first,” she said. “I’ll live wherever’s best for them.”