Look, I am all for female empowerment in the arts, but there is something about hearing the phrase “dancing vagina” that immediately made me want to red flag this Craigslist ad. Maybe it was because I was semi-traumatized by seeing my mother perform in the Vagina Monologues two years in a row? (Sorry mom, you were great, but no daughter wants to watch her mother on stage pretending to orgasm.)
But no, the more you read into this, the shadier it sounds:
TAP-DANCING VAGINA FOR VAUDEVILLE COMEDY SHOW FRIDAY JUNE 25th in NYC (Broadway Comedy Club )
Date: 2010-06-12, 4:48PM EDT
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
TAP DANCING VAGINASeeking Female performer with Musical Comedy Experience, Tap Dancing a MUST,
For “Charles Goonan’s SPLATTER”, Musical/Comedy/Variety show on JUNE 25th @ Broadway Comedy Club in NYC. Must not have a problem with gross and Sexual humor. NO NUDITY. Audition by appointment. Email Pix & Resume ASAP to GOONANBUDDHA@aol.com. NO PAY
- Location: Broadway Comedy Club
- Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
- Please, no phone calls about this job!
Okay let’s count the ways this is creepy: No pay, must be ready by Friday, be comfortable with gross humor (but NO NUDITY…okay, but you’ll be dressed as a giant tap-dancing vagina?), and just the email of this guy sounds so shady. Still. We totally think someone should audition for this and report back. I would, but I can’t tap dance.
(Photo via Becca Klaver)