Free lap dances for G20 leaders: “It’s a respect thing”

Free lap dances for G20 leaders: “It’s a respect thing”

Happy birthday, Mr. President, indeed (Image: Karon Liu) 

Dundas East burlesquerie Filmores is offering free lap dances to heads of state this weekend—an attraction advertised on a marquee seen more by protestors in Allan Gardens than politicians at the Convention Centre. (Zanzibar, on Yonge Street, is also trying to entice delegates.) Treating world leaders to some no-muss debauchery has been a tradition for Filmores since 1988, when Toronto hosted the G7 Summit. “It’s a respect thing,” says Filmores owner Howard Adams. “We know how hard they work.” Adams won’t say if anyone noteworthy has popped in for the special but professes that all leaders will receive service with a smile. “We don’t discriminate,” he says. Filmores also took out an ad in the Monday Toronto Sun that listed its prices in all G20 currencies.