Sydney Confidential – 8/7/15

Sydney Hotshots are the Aussie version of Magic Mike — and they say film shows stripper secrets

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THESE Aussie blokes are living the Magic Mike dream.

Members of the Sydney Hotshots male revue say the Hollywood film and its follow-up, Magic Mike XXL, wholly reflects life on the road as a stripper.

“It is exactly like the film so it is quite cool,” said Will Taylor, a Brit who was working as a model in the UK when he auditioned to join the troupe and subsequently moved to Australia.

“Girls are more interested in getting up and dancing with us than they are groping us. It’s a proper show and it takes a lot of balls to get up on stage so once you’ve done that it is like a big achievement.”

The Sydney Hotshots are 18 guys in total consisting of two groups — one touring the country while the other is based out of Sydney.

“Putting on a good show gives you the ultimate buzz,” said 25-year-old Rudi Sagan.

“I love a big crowd and to hear the screams is addictive.”

Luciano Patches, 23, has been with the Sydney group for four months.

“I’ve never had a dance lesson,” the former gymnastics coach said.

“When the music is that good you don’t really need to think about it that much.”

None of the boys have girlfriends, saying they could but it is hard when they travel so much.

They train at least five days a week.

“I wish I could dance as good as Channing Tatum,” said Davey Hughes, 35, a veteran
of the industry with 15 years’ experience.

“I can’t retire because it is such an adrenaline rush. You’ll do any job if girls are screaming for you.”

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Sydney Hotshots get sweaty in a practice routine. Picture: Jonathan Ng

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Sydney Hotshots dancers (from left) Rudi Sagan, Will Taylor, Davey Hughes, Luciano Patches and Paul Reynolds. Picture: Jonathan Ng

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