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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dottie Lux's Lube Job: LeMay Likes to Watch

Posted By on Tue, May 10, 2011 at 7:30 AM

In my far-reaching quest to uncover new, different, and unexplored aspects of S.F's alternative underground performing community, sometimes I must go undercover (yes, I mean as a man), and delve into its underbelly. I must GO DEEP.

Well, what a coincidence! This week's adventure was aptly titled just that. "Go Deep" is a joint production of Dottie Lux and El Rio. Its official name is "Go Deep: Let's Wrestle," but if I came out with that right away, it would have lost a bit of the suspense of not knowing what it could possibly be about, right?

Yes, I know. ME, at a wrestling event!?

Oh, did I forget to mention it's lady lube wrestling? Ha! Now I've got your attention, don't I?

The premise of the event is not tournament-style to pick an overall winner, but more of an unadulterated romp in a kiddie pool covered in lube. Everyone gets a prize; "Bacon is always a prize!" as Dottie likes to say. Trust me though, this is NOT your Playboy's pillow-fight style of wrestling, unless, of course, your Playboy is about real, beautiful women, trying to pin each other's ass ... and other slippery body parts. (SF Weekly was there too! Slideshow.)

Dottie Lux femcees the event, and is perfect for the task. If there is one thing I cannot tolerate, it is a terrible host/ess, but that is not Dottie. In addition to going out of her way to get local businesswomen to participate, she is very aware of making this a woman-positive event, and does her best to keep the douchebaggery to a minimum, or not at all.

(On that note, though, I will say, it is unfortunate that the event also fell on Cinco de Drinko, and some of the usual str8 male gawkers reared their drunken heads, but don't worry, I did my best to make them feel terribly uncomfortable with my unwanted lurid stares at them. Well, only the cute ones, duh).

Dottie provides a great show, moving the pace along with a great sense of humor, plus the much-needed ability to control a crowd. Her duties include shouting at people to put away their cameras, or making sure the wrestlers are properly and abundantly lubed. It's quite the task, but she totally holds her own as top banana and has great support staff helping her out. Hmm, women, organized, doing things in a funny, smart, sexy way? Who would have thought? (That's sarcasm there.)


Now, legalities aside, I would have been all for full-on boobage in my face, but when a bikini top came flying off (although I am positive it was intentional), Dottie stopped the show, and the bikini was reattached, with shouts from the audience of "DOU-BLE KNOT, DOU-BLE KNOT!"

In between bouts, she wrangled burlesque performers Kiss Me Kate and La Chica Boom to wow the revved-up crowd, and they certainly did that. Kate is more traditional burlesque and was classy and sexy. La Chica Boom, on the other hand, while just as sexy, um, classy, well -- it depends on what circles you travel in. But she is hilarious, hot, and vulgar. LOVE HER!!!


Over all, it was a really great fun night. It happens every first Thursday of the month and the event is open to any lady who would like to wrestle. You can email them through their site, or register on the night of the event (you'll need to sign a waiver, I'm sure). I believe you can also reserve ringside seats(?).

Until next week's adventure ... who knew lube could be used for something else?


Tuck of the Town is a weekly blog column about the San Francisco drag scene by LeMay. Check back next Tuesday for more.
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