With the popularity of Magic Mike, lots of people are trying to get in on the male stripper game, and Vivica A. Fox hit on something pretty sweet with her plans for a reality TV show Vivica’s Black Magic. The show is kind of a spin-off of a film Fox starred in called Chocolate City, produced by Jean-Claude LaMarre. LaMarre is also back the series, according to TMZ and he’s very unhappy with some comments Fox made while promoting it on The Breakfast Club last week.
Host Charlamagne Tha God asked Fox if men would be allowed to attend her strip club, to which she responded with an adamant, “Hell no.” She added, “It’s called an ultimate girl’s night out for a reason.”
Fox has since walked back her comments, tweeting on Friday, “Anyone can enjoy #VivicasBlackMagic We’ve already taped the shows n u will see guys in the audience but it’s #UltimateGurlsNiteOut.”
LaMarre, however, told TMZ, “The comments were out of order, and it does not represent our attitudes toward the LGBT community. All are welcomed.” He added, “Vivica speaks for herself not the business or the show.”
Many are accusing Fox of being discriminatory and homophobic. While it’s absolutely possible that Fox has issues with the LGBTQ community, her comments here could also be interpreted as a desire to give women a night on the town without a man in sight they aren’t paying to be there. That’s a fantasy I can identify with, but not one that should be legally enforced. If gay guys want to come to a strip club night designed for ladies, their money is just as green. Even aside from being discriminatory, it’s just bad business.