It was the only one around for miles, and customers gladly made the long trip from Escanaba 28 miles to the south, and Marquette 42 miles to the north, even Houghton 130 miles to the northwest.“People would drive here from everywhere and the whole parking lot would be full, and it would be wall-to-wall people inside,” Storti said. If anyone (messed) with us, she’d hurt them badly, drag them out of the bar by their hair.”When Big Bonnie died at age 62 a few years ago, her funeral was packed with sad dancers.
Both the dancers and customers remember Big Bonnie affectionately.“I miss her a lot,” said 29-year-old Divine, who grew up in Marquette. “Girls came crawling out of the woodwork,” Storti said.
That feeling of family, the dancers say, keeps them coming back to work here, even after they’ve left for bigger stages.“It’s comfortable,” said Abby Londo, 27, a former adult entertainer who now manages the dancers at Big Bon’s. Big Bon’s has been a long-standing tradition for hunters during rifle season, and many of the guys there that night said they'd been coming here during hunting season for years.“The first time I was brought out here I went to a hunting camp, and they dragged me out here kicking and screaming,” said John Dunn, 32 of Marquette, who's a forklift operator at a nearby sawmill. P.’s only strip club.’ But I’ve been coming back.”So has Kory Luke, 26, a cement worker from Gwinn.
She came in from Florida to work this year’s hunting season at the strip club where she began.“It’s just a lot more friendly than other places," she said. “You go down the highway and you look at it and it’s a little hole in the wall, you think it’s a bunch of ugly, hick girls or whatever.
Before this she had guest spots on Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Parenthood, and she was in some Nickelodeon grade material.
I'm writing all of this because she is also tied up and menaced in the recently released (in theaters) Chainsaw. All of the scenes occur in what look like stalls in an old factory or meat packing plant of some sort. For a Gimp movie, it actually tries to have a bit more complicated storyline (the story of a child brought up by a serial killer).But this is about Gimpage, and how can you notice any of that stuff with Alexandra Daddario's tits flying around?There was the customer who had Lou Gehrig’s disease, whose condition deteriorated so much he couldn’t speak. “He’d write on paper and us dancers would sit and write with him,” Raven said. “His wife died a few years ago and that’s when he started coming here,” Storti said. He’s paid girls to go in the Champagne Room and just sit on the couch and talk.’”And there was Rudy, a man in his 80s who liked to bring pizza for the dancers.“I cried my heart out when I found out Rudy passed away,” Raven said. They sat in the love seats and hard chairs surrounding the small stage as one dancer after another worked the pole.