Rick’s Cabaret Strippers Get Naked for PETA

The New York Post is reporting that Rick’s Cabaret has just inked a deal to feature some of their dancers in an upcoming PETA ad as a part of their “We’d Rather Go Topless Than Wear Fur” ad campaign.  That’s pretty damn impressive considering that usually for these ads that sign only famous people like Jenna Jameson and Pamela Anderson.

Rick’s Cabaret based out of Houston, Texas has clubs all over the nation including New York, New Orleans, California and Las Vegas. Rick’s isn’t really like most titty bars up and down the streets of America.  These guys are into some serious business.   Besides being traded on the stock exchange, Forbes recently listed Rick’s Cabaret as one of the 200 Best Small Companies.

But even more interesting is that rumor has it Rick’s Cabaret is shopping around the idea of entering the world of adult movie making to compete with the likes of Vivid, Digital Playground and Wicked Pictures.  Let us hope they don’t follow in the footsteps of Spearmint Rhino. Although I agree it’s potentially a very good venture for Rick’s, I worry that they will make the same stripper mistake that John Gray did, treating porn STARS and dime a dozen strippers. Forgetting that a good STAR can sell a movie, no matter how bad the movie sucks.  Spearmint Rhino was apparently to stupid to show their stars like Cassidey any real respect and as a result they lost all of their contract girls.

While I was in Houston visiting Kelli and her husband I had the pleasure of going to a Rick’s club just before the hurricane hit.  I think they called it Rick’s NW.  I don’t want to swear to that though.  Kelli has long been a “VIP” member of the club which basically gives her a little card that gives her access to a special VIP area of the club and what I assumed going in the prettiest girls but in reality all the girls there were pretty. There was no real need to separate the VIP girls from the others because they were all top notch.  Now keep in mind I’m a jaded fuck and look at pretty porn stars all day long so my standards are pretty high as far as beauty goes and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest.

The club was clean, the girls didn’t bring on the normal stripper drama that some of them tend to try and scam the customers with.

Kelli said “This is my favorite Rick’s location.  It’s smaller than most of the other clubs but it’s also more intimate.  I prefer the normal girls here than like the ones at their downtown location.

Apparently the girls at the main Rick’s location in Houston which is where Anna Nicole Smith used to work, are all made up with big tits and well, faked out like Pamela Anderson but fuck, that’s just the way I like them.  Who doesn’t want big double D tittys flopping in their face?  

ORIGINAL NY POST STORY : WHETHER you love or hate People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, you have to admit they keep getting red-hot women to push their cause. Rick’s Cabaret has just inked a deal to have some of its busty dancers featured in PETA’s latest “We’d Rather Go Topless Than Wear Fur” ad campaign. “It’s been narrowed down to 19 models, including one set of twins,” an insider at the West Side jiggle joint told us. “There shouldn’t be a problem finding a civic-minded photographer to donate their services.”

John L. Gray of Ninn Worx_SR is a Pimp?

Gotta love fucking Google, you enter someone’s name and bam there is a nice little story about something all fucked up in their past. According to an article I dug up in the Review Journal (and in THIS article as well) John Gray, CEO of the adult film company Ninn Worx_SR, Spearmint Rhino Company has quite an interesting past and seems to be no stranger to fraud.

This criminal has a couple convictions in California for making false statement to win a military contract and bouncing checks — before fessing up to reporters. He also has been known to use several aliases, including Johnny Win, John Luciano, and John Luciano Gianni, for reasons why he could not explain to reporters.

But if that wasn’t enough it turns out he can probably add pimping to his resume because in regards to his Spearmint Rhino club ….

police reported that, in their opinion, “activity within the club, intentionally or otherwise, borders on offenses of prostitution and permitting the keeping of a brothel.”

It seems that John L. Gray is some sort of Smooth Criminal (or the alternative Smooth Criminal which I think is even better).

The director formely known as Michael Ninn … WTF?

The artist director formerly known as Prince Michael Ninn has left the building renounced his association with Ninn Worx_SR, which is owned by Spearmint Rhino. Yes, yes that company who owns those tittie bars. They also do distribution for a few other movie companies including Woodman Entertainment, Supercore, Jazmin Media and Moire Candy.

Here’s how the story goes, well as far as we know … there was once an artist by the name of Michael Ninn who had a vision for artistic porno movies. He had sort of a dark, creepy side but still his shit was good, really good.

AVN had this to say about the artist formerly known as Prince Michael Ninn. Michael Ninn is renowned for his unique artistic style, as per example with the adult film, Neo Pornographia, which depicts an extreme gonzo approach within a dark atmosphere and setting.

On July 26, 2007 it was announced that Spearmint Rhino “merged” the fledgling Ninn Worx, to form Ninn Worx_SR. And we do use the word merge very loosely. They use the word merge but it seems now it was more of a buyout. It seemed from the start the Spearmint Rhino people sort of took over and it wouldn’t be long before Ninn Worx_SR became Nin Worx_SR a Spearmint Rhino company … so ya, merge my ass.

A few months wouldn’t go by before the problems started to show. Most importantly a man from the “outside” of the adult film industry started running a studio with world class “contract” girls and he didn’t show them the respect they deserved. Rumors were he treated them like dime store hookers and expected them to fall in line like the low class strippers he hired at his nightclubs.

However he would soon find out that Porn Stars are not hookers or strippers and if you treat them like that they leave. He would go on to say (as discussed in my article from April of 2008) that that stars of the movie were not as much a priority as the music and lighting. WTF IS HE SMOKING? Who the fuck cares if the lighting is right if the porn stars are not in there. What a stupid fucker this guy is. Anyway, eventually all but one of his contract stars would leave. Most of them saying that he required them to work every week in one of his strip clubs and they were porn stars, they didn’t sign a contract to be a contract STRIPPER.

Then we have the name change. It seems that the name Ninn Worx_SR wasn’t enough for him. He felt his newly acquired adult film company wasn’t doing enough to promote the Spearmint Rhino name and decided that Ninn Worx_SR must from now on be called Ninn Worx_SR a Spearmint Rhino company.

Then we come to the departure of Michael Ninn from what is left of Ninn Worx_SR a Spearmint Rhino company. In closing he the artist director formerly known as Prince Michael Ninn, now using the name IMNINN has this to say to Adult FYI about it all ….

There comes a time in most people’s life when you must make this choice; to put the better good above ones self, that wealth is not as important as well being and doing the right thing makes you a better person in spite of the out come.

I say to you today, I stand on the outside of Ninn Worx_SR along with my contract stars and my crew, knowing that I no longer have to live with the lie that the check is in the mail or that the corporate committee will get back to you, as soon as they have reviewed your invoice and have reached a decision on paying you.

I feel this is not an end at all, but just the beginning. I enter the next phase of the Ninn Worx_SR relationship with a positive attitude and a firm belief in our legal system and welcome the challenges ahead.