Dropping $2K at ‘Lesbian Sex Club’ Voyeur is Republicans’ Coolest Move Yet!

Republicans finally gave their money to the homosexuals, and no one else finds this as rad as we do, especially the other Republicans. Not only did the RNC finally loosen up and drop nearly two grand at a gayborhood club which aims to emulate a Stanley Kubrick (not Nomi Malone!) environment and dresses its ladies like Natalie Portman’s character in Closer –– but the GOP’ers in question also reported liquor as “office supplies” to make it a reimbursable expense. That’s really funny, right? We thought it was really funny! Also… vodka is an office expense, right? I mean shit gets stressful sometimes! Oh hey what about the 3 bajillion dollars they’re spending in Iraq this week anyone? ANYONE? Don’t they know no one makes nightclubs for lesbians anymore, they think we prefer the couch.

Vouyer opened in West Hollywood, California, hometown of Shane & Alice, in October 2009. Yes, that “lesbian S&M club” that the Republicans allegedly spent their money at is in West Hollywood. Guess what else is in West Hollywood right now? Me! Therefore when Keith Olberman brought Michael Musto into the studio tonight and asked, “weren’t there other places in West Hollywood that would have been more offensive to republican donors then [vouyer]?” my friend turned the volume right up! Then Musto claimed that The Abbey is estrogen-depleted, which is very not true. But seriously, it’s not a lesbian club, why do people want everything to be a lesbian.

Vouyer wanted to create, “an intimate lounge that will draw guests into a provocative enclave where art, festivities, and entertainment converge in a sophisticated setting unlike any other. VOYEUR brings to mind an elite, private gathering place of days past, where an exclusive mix of clientele will enjoy premium cocktails, food and revelry set against a stunning backdrop featuring live art installations, risqué photography and film elements, with impromptu performances.” Since much of the unease prompted by words like “sex/S&M/  club” is owed to the ambiguous moral codes we associate with such places specifically, the sensationalism of the lesbian s&m headline seems particularly wrongheaded here. Read the write-up in the Los Angeles Times and their press release if you wanna.

Actually Us Weekly held a Hot Hollywood event there, which almost makes it uncool again. Vouyer has been patronized by persons including Olivia Wilde, Adam Lambert, Olivia Munn, Lindsay Lohan and Heidi Klum.

Slate points out:

…the “sex club” angle is overstated. Voyeur appears to be less of a strip club (let alone sex club) than a risqué celebrity hangout. The dancers are “scantily clad” but there’s no nudity. Granted, it’s not the ideal choice for an RNC after-party (or a DNC after-party, for that matter). But it’s hard to imagine anyone between 21 and 45—the age range of the Young Eagles—being deeply offended by the spectacles on display.

So there you go. The things you find out about your neighborhood when Olberman is on.

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Oh my Gawd, remember these hot teachers who got in trouble for making out in the classroom?!! Well they had their day in court: “Two female teachers from James Madison High School in Brooklyn are being charged with misconduct after allegedly being caught naked together in a classroom.” (@ktla)

An attorney has ruled that the private prom has to let Constance take her girlfriend. Does anyone else feel bad? Like, the point of having a girlfriend when prom happens is to not have to jump through so many hoops to bring someone to the dance. Isn’t that why in the movies people are always like, let’s stay together until prom or whatever? (@ap)

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  1. “let’s stay together until prom or whatever?”

    ummmm…that may or may not be what i said my senior year of high school to my then boyfriend. officially: i plead the fifth. unofficially: i’m just glad i realized i was gay in college.

    • that’s like the opposite of my favorite lfo song. yeah, i’ve got a favorite.

      “and then i think about the time when we broke up before the prom and you told everyone that i was gay, ok”

      • I need you to know that because of you, I just watched the entire Summer Girls video. Thanks alot! I had forgotten about that song and now, I’m pretty sure I will never be so fortunate again.

  2. Voyeur is about as entertaining as The Pleasure Chest…both give me a huge anxiety attack and sweaty palms and I end up spending way too much money on something that doesn’t really make me happy but is pretty to look at.

  3. every time i read about caster semenya my heart hurts a little bit. i just want her to be happy and do what she wants. and i want people to stop trying to tell her who she is.

  4. Unfortunately the link for the penultimate article is a fail. I clicked it 3 times to realise this.

  5. “Voyeur”… what a great name for a club. And who really cares if you spell it wrong… it just gives it that certain je ne sais quoi, non?. The next time I’m in West Hollywood and feel like pretending I’m cool, I’ll have to check it out. Plus I have a think for drinks with parasols in them and I’m pretty sure Voyeur would be good for a fix. Seriously though, anyone who categorizes liquor as an office supply is okay by me. It’s about time the Republicans loosened up their pleated khakis and broke out their check books.

    • There is a spelling discrepancy regarding the club’s name… I think “Voyeur” is correct. The article spells it “Vouyer”. I only realized when I went back to check it myself. (Several times.) If you ask me, a word with that many consecutive vowels is just begging for a misspellin’.

  6. Warning: I’m about to be the 2,435,007 person to overuse a quote from the movie Jerry Maguire.

    Autostraddle, you had me at hot lesbian teachers.

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