Strip down to your underwear and get up on stage," barked Rebecca.
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I took a deep breath and steeled myself. This was the moment I'd been preparing for, the reason I'd nude a new bra and matching underwear. Rebecca was the dancer manager responsible for hiring the strippers excuse me, dancers of strippers upmarket "gentlemen's club" in the red-light district.
This was the first time I'd ever been in a strip club.
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No music was playing and an eerie silence filled the space around me, along with the smell of stale beer and cigarette smoke. A stripper. Hidden Rayner. She flicked a few switches and the club transformed into a mystical dark pit, with sparkling red and pink lights that cast beautiful, swirling patterns across the stage.
India sex scandal poles gleamed and music flowed out of speakers in the ceiling.
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It was time. I looked around, completely stricken.
I was 17 and had no idea what to do. I was here on a day between two of my final year exams — a pimply redhead with a plethora of freckles and skin so white it was practically translucent.