TWO things that you can find a lot of in Portland, Ore., are vegans and strip clubs. Johnny Diablo decided to open a business to combine both. At his Casa Diablo Gentlemen’s Club, soy protein replaces beef in the tacos and chimichangas; the dancers wear pleather, not leather. Many are vegans or vegetarians themselves.
But Portland is also home to a lot of young feminists, and some are not happy with Mr. Diablo’s venture. Since he opened the strip club last month, their complaints have been “all over the Internet,” he said. “One of them came in here once. I could tell she had an attitude right when she came in. She was all hostile.”
However, it appears that the club isn’t doing too well. If your a vegan and want to get your freak on, you had better hurry.
Last week Mr. Diablo put the club up for sale, although not because of the criticism, he said. He may have overestimated the appeal of stripping to vegans, or of vegan cuisine to striptease fans; an earlier vegan restaurant he ran was poorly received.
It appears that the whole idea of a strip club focusing on veganism is quite controversial and many vegans are offended by it. Others find sex a good way to target men to convert to their ways. Personally I am glad that I found a woman who eats healthily, but still enjoys a good steak.
Anyway I hope you enjoy this story as much as I have.