In what is perhaps an effort to compete with Heels by taking an opposite approach to eroticism, Bushwick legend and strip club Pumps is pretending to rebrand as the type of establishment that would never tolerate cocaine use.
This was evidenced on a late July evening when Mario Santonellini, a 33-year-old in from Staten Island, tried to get one of the strippers, Choco LotTt, to sell him some of the coke she had blatantly did a bump of before her “performance” to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” As she was about to sell him some, however, her
pimp manager gave her the evil eye.
Thus, her faux outraged reaction, including exclamations like, “I’m a Christian!” led to the spectacle that became Santonellini being summarily kicked to the curb after incurring a black eye and blue balls. In light of this “healthy living” approach, Pumps will now also offer a rehab program for local strippers trying to get clean and sober. It’s going to be called Thin Chance.
Written by Genna Rivieccio