So sometimes, when the curtain's gone down, you just have to sit there a while and come back to reality. But with nine months a year spent on the road, and relationships difficult to maintain, there must be a lot of promiscuity. In one two-hour performance the boys — some of whom have regular seven-night-a-week gigs in Las Vegas — will manage 16 costume changes and more acrobatics than seems sensible for men of their girth and stature. The Play That Goes Wrong. Our ambition is to drive the women crazy.
When I suggest that British offices could benefit from a similar mindset, Kevin and year-old Chaun Thomas, a former ballet dancer, nod in agreement.
The Chippendales are slick, buff and driving women wild – but don't call them strippers
The Chippendales are slick, buff and driving women wild — but don't call them strippers Fresh from a sell-out visit to Britain, the Chippendales ask Celia Walden to dispel some myths about sex, stripping and baby oil. The "Chips" as their entourage call them, are in London for one sell-out night after a day stint at the Edinburgh Festival, and they are a pretty slick outfit — even without the baby oil. A thousand ironic women, aged betweenwhipped up on chardonnay and macho-talk, can make a lot of noise. True enough, once you step out of the theatre, the streets appear to be filled with shrunken, pallid, neutered figures. Behind those clenched grins, my guess is that very few women in that theatre entertain fantasies of sex with a Chippendale. That's because it's not about the serious business of sex for us.