Girls Gone Wild Visits Scottsdale Tonight, Local Anarchists and Feminists Plan Protest

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​Scottsdale nightlife has its fair share of exhibitionists, attention whores, and showoffs. Ranging from the tatted-up bros flaunting their flashiest duds to females who prefer eye-catching outfits when out in about in Old Town.

Every single one of these preening peacocks is hungry to be noticed or photographed, eager to grab onto to their 15 minutes of fame. So, yeah, there are a number of reality show casting calls staged every year in the 'Dale.

That includes the folks behind the ultra-popular sexploitation video series Girls Gone Wild, who will hold a casting call tonight at Cream Stereo Lounge. 

They've got a new reality show in the works with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (who holds a fifth-degree black belt in attention whoredom) for HDNet called Search for the Hottest Girl in America and will be recruiting uber-babes aplenty during Cream's weekly Blush Thursdays party.

While the casting call is certain to attract a number of hotties, it's also apparently gonna bring out a number of angry locals interested in shutting the event down. Local anarchist/gutterpunk Ghost (who goes by the Facebook handle Neon Sign) has been organizing a protest of the event because he its purpose of the event is to "recruit young girls to get drunk, coerce, probably drug, beat and rape [sic]."


The 23-year-old (who was profiled by my colleague Niki D'Andrea last year in her cover story on dumpster diving) detailed his problems with both GGW and the casting call on the Facebook page "Shut down the Girls Gone Wild event at Cream!"

"The public face of Girls Gone Wild is cause enough to despise them," Ghost wrote." No one can ever consent to sexual acts while intoxicated. If you wouldn't do it sober and you're convinced to do it drunk, you're being raped. Coercing drunk teenage girls to show their bodies so a few assholes can get rich with no thanks to those they exploit and degrade is enough cause to shut them down in and of itself."

"The public face of Girls Gone Wild is cause enough to despise them," Ghost wrote." No one can ever consent to sexual acts while intoxicated. If you wouldn't do it sober and you're convinced to do it drunk, you're being raped. Coercing drunk teenage girls to show their bodies so a few assholes can get rich with no thanks to those they exploit and degrade is enough cause to shut them down in and of itself."

He also delves into many of the alleged charges against embattled Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis, including drug possession, child abuse, bribery, and sexual assault.

Per Wikipedia, the embattled entrepreneur and Mantra Films (GGW's parent company) have also been receive accusations that "footage of women engaged in sexual activity was used without the consent of the women, that Mantra Films engaged in sexual exploitation of minors, and that incomplete records were kept of participants in GGW videos."

Ghost claims the event was originally supposed to take place at Scottsdale's Club Rain, but a deluge of phone calls and e-mails to the venue's management caused the casting call to be moved to Cream. (I've been unable to speak with anyone at Club Rain to confirm this.)

Ghost and his merry band of protesters are also planning to be out in force tonight at Cream. As of this writing, there are 86 people who are committed to be there. But as we all know, Facebook users tend to say they'll attend event, bust usually don't show up.

Regadless, it should make for an interesting showdown in Old Town tonight. I'll be out covering the kafuffle with my camera in tow.

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