TAMPA — A different kind of storm is headed for the bay area — a political storm.

Pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels — real name Stephanie Clifford — is set to appear Friday and Saturday at a N Westshore Boulevard strip club, Thee Dollhouse.

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But her appearance coincides with the latest (for now) White House controversy: her manager announced Wednesday that the performer can now freely discuss an alleged sexual affair she had with President Donald Trump at a casino hotel in Lake Tahoe in 2006.

The reason? Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, invalidated a non-disclosure agreement after he was cited in two news stories talking about Clifford's story, according to her manager, Gina Rodriguez. Thus, her representatives believe that Clifford can now tell her side.

And that can only be good for business at Thee Dollhouse.

"Timing is everything," said general manager Warren Colazzo.

He said he booked Clifford a month ago, shortly after the Wall Street Journal reported that a Delaware limited liability company formed by Cohen paid Clifford $130,000 shortly before the 2016 election to keep her from discussing the affair during the presidential campaign.

"We did luck out, because in a couple more days, the whole thing may be open," Colazzo said. "This is big news right now."

And club management is absolutely trying to take advantage of the hype. Collazo said they had red hats made that say "Making Dollhouse Great Again!" that are stylized like the president's famous "Make America Great Again" ballcaps.

She will perform two shows each night. The Friday shows will be at 6 p.m. and the second at about midnight. Between the two she'll meet with fans to sign autographs, and he expects she'll have merchandise to sell.

The next night, she'll perform about 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. After the shows, patrons will be allowed to pay to spend time with her in a private setting.
Colazzo said he's not much into politics, but he certainly has a sense for political moments.

In 2012, he booked pornographic actress Lisa Ann, famous for portraying a character based on then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the 2008 satirical pornographic film Who's Nailin' Paylin? to make a two-day appearance at Thee Dollhouse right before the Republican National Convention started in downtown Tampa.

Ann donned Palin-esque bangs, glasses and blazer on stage.

"The Lisa Ann thing, Sarah Palin, that was pretty big for us," Colazzo said.

He expects a similar turnout this weekend. No doubt many will want to appear with the now infamous Clifford on social media.

"I think we'll be slammed," he said.

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