Hey y’all, well it’s finally here, the interview you’ve all been waiting for. Yup, we have Taylor Cole and Justin Alan Whitfield in the house talking about their debut release, Take It Off! The Naked Truth About Male Strippers.
Now, if you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, some of these questions might sound a little coarse and way out of left field. However, if you’ve read the guys’ book, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about here. Also, feel free to leave comments or questions. The guys will hopefully have time to stop by and respond.
Danica: Who had the idea of writing Take It Off? Was it something y’all thought of together, or always wanted to do?
Justin: Both of us had been wanting to write a book for years! I moved to Houston to work at the Houston Labare and Taylor stayed in Dallas working at the Dallas Labare. Every few months, we would see each other to do roadshows that I booked and we would share stories. This made us think, “our stories are hilarious! We gotta write a book!” Not until I saw the trailer months before magic mike came out to theaters, did I know we had to act soon! I wasn’t part of Ellora’s Cave yet but Taylor was, so I got him to pitch our book to Susan Edwards and we got our first contract! Susan didn’t seem interested at first but called Taylor a few days later and had a contract for us. She thought we would need a ghost writer but was happily suprised that we could write and wanted to keep our voice in the book.
Taylor: We wrote it together. We talked about doing it for years.
Danica: What was the best part of writing this book? The fame, the fortune…the chance to revisit your favorite conquests?
Justin: The chance to mark off “write a book” on our bucket list! Also, making friends with all of the Elloras cave authors.
Taylor: Remembering all the fun times and adventures I had.
Danica: Okay, what’s the deal with tea bagging the new guy? Cause, correct me if I’m wrong, but women don’t go around vag bagging people. Unless that’s something new and the Cabal are planning to add this to the induction ceremony…
Taylor: I would never do that to anyone. That’s a story one of the old dancers always told us about.
Justin: We wish women would! Sounds like a good ritual!!!! Btw: Taylor and I have never tea bagged anyone!
Or got tea bagged!
Danica: How has the response been from readers so far? Reviews can be harsh and a bit of a pain in the ass. Do you even bother reading them?
Justin: Yes, so far we have gotten really good reviews and feedback. I love reading a review that shows the reader didn’t want to read or didn’t know what to expect and ended up loving the book!
Taylor: I love reading the reviews. So far they have all been positive.
Danica: The scene with the toilet paper in the dancer’s thong nearly killed me. Does that kind of thing stay with a dancer the next time they perform? How do you come back from something like that?
Taylor: That didn’t happen to me, but I’m sure if the guy laughed it off it wouldn’t be that big a deal.
Justin: It happened and the women never even said anything to me. I still made money! I was embarrassed though!
Danica: Of the two of you, who’s the better storyteller?
Taylor: I’m better at telling it in person, but he’s better at writing it down.
Justin: Taylor has the funniest story telling ability, he just has to be in the right mood to tell them, though. I write more of the stuff but Taylor adds much of the humor. We are like yin and yang.
These questions come from one of your fans 😉
Danica: How much is too much to share. How much are you willing to discuss with readers who are genuinely interested? Tell all baby!
Justin: My wife had to take a deep breath on some parts of the first book but that’s why I love her! She allows me to be me!
Taylor: I’m pretty much an open book. I didn’t really hold anything back.
Danica: What type of woman is the one type you’d never go for?
Taylor: Snobby women. They seem negative to me and I like to be around positive people.
Justin: Sloppy. I love a woman who knows how to carry herself.
Danica: How did you get into the Caveman Club? (And thank God y’all did.. Her words, not mine although I agree.)
Justin: Patty came to my bar in Houston 7 years ago to audition cavemen. I was the link they needed to sign all the Labare guys. Reason why most of us come from Texas. I declined to model then due to my 80 hours a week to get my bar up and running. However, I always regretted not being a caveman! I wanted to be on a book cover badly. Another bucket list! Things workout well for me, and now I have my goal and will be a caveman until they say no more! Lol!
Taylor: One of the choreographers asked me and Angelo fi we would be interested in it and we agreed and were so glad we did.
Danica: Does it ever get old, getting ogled? How do you get over having a “meh” day and turn it on for the stage?
Taylor: It never gets old. I love the attention!
Justin: It does get old but you miss it too! That’s why I retired from Labare in ’05 but continue to this day doing roadshows at clubs and casinos. It’s fun being sexy! My normal life, I am anything but! Mean boss is what I get to be! Lol!
Now it’s your turn, my friends. These guys are amazingly blunt and ready to tell you like it is. Of course, if you haven’t picked up Take It Off! The Truth About Male Strippers, you should do that. Like now 🙂