On the Bar Rescue episode “Pole Without a Purpose,” Jon Taffer travels to Las Vegas, Nevada to check out Club Platinum. It’s a gentlemen’s club that features topless dancers. It sounds sexy, but it’s not. When Taffer does his recon work he’s surprised to see the strippers sitting around, smoking cigarettes and texting on their phones. There are customers sitting at the bar with money in their hands but according to Taffer, “they’re more interested in protecting their handbags than they are making money.” The owner Rita is seen sitting at the bar alone, just watching.
One of the strippers kind of dances at the pole but doesn’t look at the customers, just at herself in the mirror. The woman sitting right in front of the stage says, “God, she makes me want to leave,” that’s how boring the performance is. “This is one of the most complacent things I’ve ever seen,” Taffer sums up what he’s seeing. “There’s no edge, there’s no sex appeal, there’s no energy.” Club Platinum says it’s “known for our laid-back, no pressure atmosphere.” Maybe a little too laid-back? That is what complacent means, after all. New episodes of Bar Rescue air Sundays at 10pm on Paramount Network.
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