Tuesday, September 26, 2006

'Party Pole-tics'

Well, I went down to Iain Dale's TV lair last night at 18 Doughty St and I must say he and his colleagues were very charming, and I am sure that it is going to be all very smart. The Polish builders are restoring 19 Doughty St to former glories ( the Spectator is down the road, not in the same building, to quash a rumour), and I am sure that I will learn how to use my pocket sized camera asap. And hopefully provide some interesting anti-establishment content.

We had an idea tonight at my pole-dancing class: that I would shoot a 2 minute weekly segment featuring my pole dancing students giving their thoughts on a hot political issue du jour. ''Stretching our bodies, stretching our minds'', volunteered one dancer. ''Spin, then a spin!'' said another. The idea is that the girls will answer a political question, then demonstrate a pole move. I will email the question round on Monday, and the dance students will respond with their thoughts on film in class the next evening. The students include a barrister, an advertising manager, an administrator, and a student so there should be quite a wide range of opinions.

We will also teach viewers how to perform a pole trick as a bonus.

Pole tricks all have names: Egyptian, American Fireman, Spiral, Black Widow, Sunwheel, and so on. We will endeavour to demonstrate a move that ties in with the topical issue of the week

So. Political reaction from the people. Or even, 'Opinion poles' ( hat tip Graham in the comments) . And why not? Democracy, quite literally, in action.

Well, it seemed like a good wheeze at the time...


Blogger Mr Eugenides said...

I predict that "pole-dancing politics" will immediately become the most popular show on the station...

September 27, 2006 11:34 am  
Blogger BJ said...

I'm not sure what it says about the nation these days that there is an internet TV station being set up by a former Tory party candidate which hopes to provide "anti-establishment material"!

Good luck, though.

September 27, 2006 12:53 pm  
Anonymous Graham O'Mara said...

The only true opinion pole

I think it is a great idea

Mind you, will people listen? :)

Best wishes to you on the show

September 27, 2006 1:27 pm  
Blogger CHIC-HANDSOME said...

life juste a good

September 27, 2006 1:31 pm  
Anonymous joty said...

Mr Eugenides? wasn't it Graham O'Mara who came up with "opinion pole"??

Brilliant, inspired idea, very channel4/E4 a good demographic! Also what about "Celebrity Pole" interviewing celebs, politicos, about topics whilst they try out on the pole, of course spin doctors could advise. Also Pole or not, surf the zeitgeist with Russell Brand, get an interview with him.

And of course the whole EU expansion issue, Polish Plumber on a pole? ;) Firemen losing their pole in a recent new item... I can see this becoming a show in its own right!

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I predict a riot!


September 28, 2006 3:30 am  
Blogger The Blind-Winger Jones said...

Pole-Dancing politics sounds like just the kind of thing the vacuous trolls at the top of the Tory party would go for at present.

Could well be a winner ;-)

September 28, 2006 2:46 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

whoops sorry Graham.

will change *slap wrist*

September 28, 2006 10:01 pm  

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