First let me say that I yield to no man in my fondness for naked women. I have seen several in person, though none recently, and rank them right up there with a good sunset or a crisply turned double play on my list of things worth looking at. That established, let me now make a plea that may shock you, coming as it does from a naked-woman-loving heterosexual man: enough already with the strip club scenes. Even cartoon women are doing it. The strip club scene has been a staple of television, not to mention movies, for a long time.
In Atlanta, Where Hip-Hop Meets Strip Clubs - The New York Times
Channing Tatum and Magic Mike have made stripping kind of respectable. But who bared all before him? The most exhilaratingly tacky film about strippers ever made stars Elizabeth Berkley as Nomi Malone, the ambitious small-town girl whose frenzied thrusting takes her all the way to Las Vegas. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas always claimed that the film was meant to be funny.
A strip club is a venue where strippers provide adult entertainment , predominantly in the form of striptease or other erotic or exotic dances. Strip clubs typically adopt a nightclub or bar style, and can also adopt a theatre or cabaret -style. American-style strip clubs began to appear outside North America after World War II , arriving in Asia in the late s and Europe in ,  where they competed against the local English and French styles of striptease and erotic performances. Profitability of strip clubs, as with other service-oriented businesses, is largely driven by location and customer spending habits. The better appointed a club is, in terms of its quality of facilities, equipment, furniture, and other elements, the more likely customers are to encounter cover charges and fees for premium features such as VIP rooms.
It may only be September, but at the Toronto Film Festival , Jennifer Lopez just claimed the sexiest movie scene of the year. In towering stilettos and a rhinestone G-string bodysuit so small that costume designer Mitchell Travers could stuff it in his pocket walking to set, Ramona crawls across the stage in a sequence choreographed by Johanna Sapakie, contorting her body around the pole and flipping herself into a gravity-defying inversion. She is hypnotic; the men watching respond by hurling dollar bills onstage. I just think, Well, what standards are those?