Swinging Richards dancers tease voters to ‘get your pole to the polls’

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In a playful but informative video released Wednesday, dancers from gay Atlanta’s strip club use sex appeal to encourage Georgia voters to “Swing the Senate.”

The tongue-in-cheek video is the brainchild of Swinging Richards’ dancer by night, health worker and political wonk by day Axel Roldos. He got several of his fellow strippers and a few local actors in on the act as a follow-up to a “Get Your Booty to the Poll” spot featuring some sexy Atlanta ladies.

“Two months ago, the queens of Atlanta asked you to get your booty to the poles, and you did,” a montage of the club’s male strippers say in the video. “On Jan. 5, we, Georgia, will decide the runoff for two Senate seats in Georgia. … Those two seats will decide control of the Senate.”

The project is close to Roldos’ heart.

“With the race looking to be as close as it is, and with some much on the line, I feel an enormous responsibility to do as much as I can to make sure that democracy is valued and every voice is heard,” Roldos said in a prepared statement. “Naturally, I have my preference, but I want everyone to participate. Every vote counts.”

With a script by LGBTQ Atlanta’s own Chad Darnell and featuring lots of skin and pole-dance gyrations, the video also features a Jon Ossoff look-alike on the club’s dance floor. He starts to take his tie off…

Check out the full video above, and don’t forget to vote. Time is running out to get an absentee ballot to drop off or mail. You can also make a plan to vote in person between Dec. 14 and Jan. 5.


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