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Top GOP Adviser Says Media Has Wrong Idea About WeHo's Sexy Voyeur Club. Too Bad He's Never Been.

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Voyeur was inspired by "Eyes Wide Shut," which, as you can see, is a totally non-racy film.


Voyeur was inspired by "Eyes Wide Shut," which, as you can see, is a totally non-racy film.
Naturally, it takes an Oregonian to set the record straight in the media about what really goes on at West Hollywood's Voyeur club, the spot where the RNC's Young Eagles after-hours hang-time netted the GOP a whole mess of scandal this week. Bob Tiernan, a top adviser to RNC Chairman Michael Steele, thinks the press has it all wrong when it comes to what really goes down at the racy hotspot. "It's an extremely high-end bar, it's not a topless or bottomless or strip joint kind of place," Tiernan told OregonLive.com. "They cover a hell of a lot more than a lot of nightclubs do."

The only trouble with Tiernan's POV here? He admits "he hasn't actually been to the club."

So, the OregonLive.com blogger did what most of us who also haven't made it past the velvet ropes at Voyeur did--a bit of research.

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The LA Times review describes the club's Eyes Wide Shut inspired decor, and one instance of "one female performer with a horse's bit in her mouth [who] was being strapped to the wall by another." Yawn, right? How about the "impromptu bondage and S&M 'scenes' being played out on an elevated platform by scantily clad performers throughout the night," and the "heavy net suspended above the club's lounge area where performers writhe above the heads of clubgoers," as racy?

Now, Voyeur is not an actual sex club. But how about the "topless" and "strip joint kind of place" stuff? Since all roads lead to Yelp, for better or for worse, turns out that's where the real folks (mingled among the nouveau faux Michael Steele "reviews" that Yelp has the good sense to pull off the site) describe their evenings there. And most include the word "topless." Say what, now, Tiernan?

Maybe by "cover a lot more," Tiernan meant more territory in the landscape of S&M provocation.

For their part, the RNC isn't taking the press to task over their descriptions of Voyeur. They've simply fired the staffer from the Young Eagles who submitted the receipt for their $2k "meal" at the club, and hope this goes away very soon so they can get back to knocking health care.