One woman in particular is an affront to his aesthetics: a blonde with collagen injections and perfectly formed fake breasts.
'She's plastic,' he frowns. 'I like my girls fresh off the farm. Ohhhh naturell.'
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He perks up, though, as a black-haired girl with dark eyes and caramel skin returns to the stage.
She's got the mischievous, dimpled grin of the girl next door—the cheeky tomboy you played with as a kid—but the body of a woman who's all grown-up now.
John's sure she's aiming her seductive charms right at him. 'She knows me. Her name's Adriana. I met her two weeks ago through Tarra White—'
—the star of Dude, Your Girlfriend Is In a Porno! 3 and Meet the Fuckers 5, in case you're wondering—
'—she was trying to convince her to do porn, but I told her not to. If a girl has never done porn, I tell her it'll fuck up her life. No man will want her, so she won't be able to have children. Czech girls don't always realize the consequences.'
That doesn't sound like the John I know, but Adriana does seem to recognize him as she trawls the tables afterwards offering lap dances.
She confirms to him that she doesn't do porn. She may dress up like a nun, strip to a Gregorian chant, writhe around onstage and finger another dancer while engaging in simulated or actual oral sex, but she definitely doesn't do porn. 'I have a boyfriend.'
'Does he mind you doing this?'
Adriana's surprised that I should ask. 'No. We're getting married next year.'
John seems somewhat embarrassed as he escorts me and my faux paus out of the club.
'Czech men don't mind their girlfriends doing this,' he explains. 'But for us Westerners, it's different.'
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