If you have ever seen ‘Magic Mike’, and wondered if men like Channing Tatum and his crew really do exist in real life, come watch the Aussie Hunks.
The Aussie Hunks are a group of Australian male strippers located at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Every night, at 10:30 p.m., these sexy strippers shake their stuff on the V Theatre Stage, for an adoring audience of men and women to view at their pleasure.
To start the show off, the V Theatre space is turned into a club, with techno music playing, and lights flashing – preparing the audience for the party that is about to ensue. Audience members ranged from young adults to the elderly, which may be surprising, but by the end of the show the older audience members were giving us young bucks a run for our money. Let me explain. Before the show starts, you are able to purchase ‘Hunk Bucks’; you can get 10 bucks for $10, or 30 bucks for $20. What do these hunk bucks get you? A personal lap-dance from one of the incredibly attractive strippers. All you have to do is proudly hold one of those hunk bucks up high when they tell you to do so, and a strapping young man will come directly to you. No one had more hunk bucks than the older members of the audience. Evidently wisdom truly does come with age.
‘The Final Countdown’ started to play through the speakers, letting us know the performance was about to start. At the end of the countdown, the men come out onto the stage for a group performance. We are shown how great their dancing is, the quality rivaling any Step Up movie you may have seen – but there is an added bonus – as the dance continues on, the clothes start to come off. This first dance is merely a tease; the dancers remove their shirts, revealing abs so ripped that you could grate cheese off them, only to be interrupted by the MC of the night.
The MC ushers the strippers off of the stage, and then promptly sets down a few ground rules for the attendees to follow: 1) You can look, and you MUST touch, 2) No photos or recording devices may be used during the show, 3) Make LOTS of noise. Then the show begins.
There is a mixture of group and individual performances, with themes such as policemen, cleaners, kangaroos, and a towel dance with so much flappage that you would have to see it to believe it. Each act promises phenomenal dance moves, and tantalizing stripping – although there is no full Monty – to the disappointment of the audience, the strippers cover their Johnsons at all times. Some things are left to the imagination.
Every now and again, a few lucky audience members are brought up on stage. At one point, the selected members of the public are blindfolded, they receive a lap-dance, and then they are made to guess which stripper gave them a lap-dance – they were surprisingly accurate at deducing which gentlemen had just grinded up on them. At another point, three audience members are given a shot, and they choose which part of the stripper they would like to take the shot from. Following on from this, the crowd determines who the winner is, based off of who took their shot the best. On our night, the winner was an adorable gay man who was celebrating his birthday; his head flip and dance moves rivaled the strippers, and won him an extra shot.
By the end of the night, even the MC had given us a strip show, one that was Dirty Dancing themed, and certainly brought a number of audience member’s fantasies to life. If anyone felt uncomfortable, they could very easily stay in their seats, and just watch the show from afar. However if you like getting down and dirty, you have many opportunities to become part of the show.
If you are interested in attending the Aussie Hunks, follow this link to purchase tickets: