Sassy Cassee wants to call it quits
She stands a proud two-feet, 10-inches tall and knows gymnastics and acrobatics. She likes the fact that she can work just three weekends a month and still make a good living for her and her manager/bodyguard husband. What she doesn’t like is taking off her clothes.
“The first time I ever danced I was 18 it was in Indianapolis, Ind.,” says Sassy Cassee, who doesn’t use her real name because her dad still doesn’t know she’s a dancer and her sister, also a little person, is a minister. “I didn’t even know I had to take my top off. The house mom there was very nice about it and helped me get my top off and that was that.”
Cassee, now 21, has been stripping ever since, but if she has her way she won’t be doing it for much longer. The beautiful little blonde has four upcoming shows in San Diego — June 9 through June 12 at various Deja Vu locations — and has a few scheduled appearances through October, but after that, she says she may be calling it quits.
“My dancing isn’t the best thing I could be doing,” explains Cassee, who’s currently in the middle of a move from Minnesota to Los Angeles. “I want to be an actress and work in commercials or films.”
She’s hoping she’ll get lucky in LA — that her discovery will come without too much of a wait — and it might not be that far-fetched. Cassee didn’t have to work very hard to become the minor stripping celebrity she’s become.
“I was discovered after going on the Jerry Springer show,” Cassee says, but she stops there and refuses to answer as to why she was on the show in the first place. “It’s all fake; I will say that.”
After the move to LA, Cassee says she’ll be making the switch from “Sassy Cassee” to “Little Cassee,” and she says she hopes Hollywood will refrain from casting her in stereotypical little-person roles.
“That’s what I’m hoping,” says Cassee. “Little people need to get a main character role instead of them having these degrading little roles all the time.”
And speaking of “degrading,” Cassee says she knows what people think when they see her up on stage. She knows the crowds are bigger for her than for other girls because of the spectacle of her size, but she doesn’t really care.
“Money is money these days,” she says, adding a few words of advice to other girls in her line of work. “Don’t let anybody get you down. If they say you’re a whore or a slut, don’t think of it. Don’t let the rude comments get to you. It may not be what you want to do with your life, but it’s how you’re making money now.”
Sassy Casee performs with Sizzlin’ Sierra at 9 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Midway Deja Vu, 10 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Kearny Villa Deja Vu, 1 a.m. Friday, June 11, at Little Darlings and at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Dreamgirls on Convoy.