The following feature on Bad Girls is part personal tribute and part business profile. It spotlights the club and its owner, Jesse Murdock of Sexy Jesse’s Animations and Pose shops, and hopefully also offers a cool glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes in terms of running a successful, virtual adult dance club.
On a recent Friday night, I boot up my PC during the wee hours, as is usually the case. It’s about 2 a.m. PST. I check my e-mail, glance at a few blogs that I read regularly, and then I log into Second Life. From inside my SL castle, I hit the in-world search button to see what’s happening on the grid. I’m in the mood to party (pixel style), so I click the “Events” tab, and sure enough, Bad Girls dance and fetish club has its schedule all laid out, with something different happening every couple of hours, more or less. And that’s by design.
“SL is a global game, so if you aren’t open 24 hours, then a lot of people can’t attend just because of their time zone. That kind of sucks,” says Jesse Murdock, the club’s owner.
I open the grid map to see how many people are tracking on the Badlands sim, where Bad Girls is located. As usual, it’s pretty packed, as is apparent by the swarm of little green dots that denote the presence of SL residents. I teleport to the club, and then I can hear the voice of Baby Shortbread, aka DJ XTC, chit-chatting with the crowd as she spins the techno and trance that streams into the sim. I walk the short distance to the front entrance, and a Marilyn Monroe-esque voice greets me as I pass the door’s threshold. “~*~ WELCOME TO BAD GIRLS~*~ Cheri,” the text version of the greeting reads, climbing up my screen along with the other ambient chatter.
Click here to dance
I take in my sexually eclectic surroundings: a male avatar with camouflage pants, no shirt and wielding a flogger; a female in a slinky red teddy, red thigh-high stockings and black shoes; a guy in drag, with a red tube top, black shorts, goatee and twirling around a baton; another guy dancing with a giant red and white Dr. Seuss hat; and yet another with red wings, red bikini shorts and black boots — and a red-tipped magic wand.
In one corner, a platinum blond named climax Catron dances provocatively in front of her SL “master” Savio Bordiga (both shown at left), naked and grinding up against his crotch as he stands with legs spread apart, grooving along while clad in leather pants and bare-chested.
“This is my first time here,” Savio explains after I ask for his opinion of the club. “I think it is good. I like the DJs. The DJs have been playing good songs.” Speaking in the third-person, Savio’s sub climax then chimes in that the club is a personal favorite of hers that she wanted to share with Savio. “Really likes it, Master………have been coming here a while,” she types. “That is why she wanted to bring You, Master. The music is great here. A lot of better mixes than most of the clubs.” Read more…