July 27, 2004 12:00am
New Strip Video from Stacii Jae Johnson
by: Company Press Release
Stacii Jae Johnson's New Video: "I Want to Strip for My Man, but I Don't Know How" taking strip to the mainstream. Actress Stacii Jae Johnson may have big screen credits for her roles in "How To be a Player" and "Thin Line Between Love & Hate," but it's her small screen business that's building up her name.
Johnson is the creator of the video "I Want to Strip for My Man, but I Don't Know How." The video is a 60-minute instructional tape for the everyday woman, taught by professional strippers, which is taking households by storm.
With no early intentions of launching such a product, Johnson says that the idea came from where most great business ideas come from - need. Johnson was trying to find a way to help a friend who wanted to learn exotic dancing as a gift for her husband.
"I had a girlfriend who was celebrating her five-year wedding anniversary and this was something she always wanted to do for her husband, but she would not step one foot in a strip club. And I thought, why don't we hire somebody to come [and teach you] and she said, 'Nah, that's okay." So I got on the Internet, and I found a couple of things but nothing that I thought my friend would be interested in. I kept searching and found there was nothing out there. So I started looking for an investor. As soon as he thought about it, he wrote the check. I blinked and I was rollin'."
Johnson and the production crew of Just Us Girlz & Guyz thought the product was a no-brainer. The more Johnson spoke of the project, the more women she encountered that were looking for just that, but were scared, inhibited, or too bashful to research it.
"Women out there want to do these types of these things. Trusting a man, a man that you've committed yourself to, and just relaxing and trusting him and let whatever's inside come out," Johnson said of her clientele. "My friend had been married for five years and she wanted to do something exciting, to be a catalyst for the next five years. It takes a lot these days to keep men at home, it takes a lot these days to keep their focus because there are so many other things out there. And not saying that men are consumed with these things. As women we have to stay on our toes, and not just for men. I have seen a number of women become better women for themselves. I've had women e-mailing me thanking me not just for the dances, but the different dialog that we have in the DVDs."
She also adds that the tape is not just for the married folk. Johnson says that a number of single women have asked about the product and that she's explained that there is something to the Boy Scout motto to 'be Prepared."
"Anything that you're expecting you have to prepare for. Just like, we prepare from kindergarten to move through life. In our business, in our personal lives, we have to work toward moving forward. So if you expect the wonderful relationship that we all pray to have, then you have to prepare for it and realize that this is just one little thing that your man may like."
Johnson herself confessed that she has learned quite a lot from putting together and not just production skills.
"I learned how to do the booty clap!" she said. "I don't do it as well as the women in the movie, but I know the secret to the booty clap. The truth is it's all in your ankles and you really have to loosen you legs up and you have to feel like you're knock-kneed."
Well, the secret's out. Don't worry, there's even more revelation on the video, including dialog and encouragement that you don't have to be a "stripper size" or have a "stripper look." the video features real strippers, but real women, too. And a number of viewers may be surprised to find that the most important thing in stripping isn't the clothes, the moves, or the props - but the eye contact.
"Eye contact is very important, the most important," Johnson said. "Most of the instructors in this movie say you have to keep eye contact. Once this man is in tuned with your eyes, everything is lost. You're the woman that he loves. Even if he goes out to a club he's thinking, the woman that he's giving himself to is at home, and she can do this."
Furthermore, Johnson says that you don't have to study alone. The video works well as a group project, too.
"I took it over a girlfriend's house and I just wanted to get everyone's opinion about it - we were still going through the editing stages. At first they were looking, but then they just had to get up and try it. We had a ball!" she said.
Johnson describes the tape as "sexy," but adds that there is no nudity.
"[the strippers] are in sexy attire, but that's because that's what they dance in. I didn't want them to show up in sweatpants to show how to strip for your man. The everyday ladies also are wearing sexy attire. I told them to wear what they thought a stripper wears, and wait to you see what they wore."
She also says that she has had very little negative feedback about the production. Many women have contacted her to thank her.
"I'm changing lives," she said. "Women feel very inhibited, but hopefully with a product like this we can start giving ourselves over to accepting and trusting. I think it's in us all. Sometimes, we're just a little scared."
"I Want to Strip for My Man, but I Don't Know How" is available at StripForMyMan.com. Vol. 2 is already in the works, which Johnson says she'll be filming in Atlanta or Houston.