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A stripper or exotic dancer is a person whose occupation involves performing striptease in a public adult entertainment venue such as a strip club.
The person who performs a striptease is commonly known as a "stripper" or exotic dancer.


This can include erotic and nude modeling, pornography, escorting, and in some cases prostitution.
It is one branch of the sex industry, along with pornography, stripping, and erotic dancing.


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In parts of the USA, there are laws forbidding the exposure of female nipples, which have to be covered by pasties by the dancer.
Though pasties are commonly associated with strippers, burlesque shows and erotic entertainment, they are also at times worn as an undergarment, beachwear, or as a form of protest during women's rights events such as Go Topless Day that may avoid potential prosecution under indecency laws.

Pornographic film actor

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Porn stars will often become feature dancers to earn extra income and build their fan base.
Some also work as strippers at striptease clubs or as escorts.

Table dance

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Private dances in the main club areas most often take the form of table dances, lap and couch dances, and bed dances among others.
In some jurisdictions, a table dance may be an alternative to a lap dance, due to laws preventing exotic dancers from making contact with customers.

Bachelor party

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At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor party or other private event.
Since the 1980s, bachelor parties in the United States have involved vacationing to a foreign destination, or have featured female company such as strippers or topless waitresses.

Sex work

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One distinction made is that many view working as a strip club dancer as a short-term means to address financial needs, while others view it as a profession and go on to other types of sex work such as performing in adult films.
Furthermore, the vast majority of academic literature on sex work focuses on prostitution, and to a lesser extent, exotic dancing; there is little research on other forms of sex work.

Blaze Starr

Blaze (1989) features Lolita Davidovitch as notorious stripper Blaze Starr.
Blaze Starr (born Fannie Belle Fleming; April 10, 1932 – June 15, 2015) was an American stripper and burlesque star.


Nudes a Poppin'
Nudes-A-Poppin' is a popular festival scheduled annually which features both female and male dancers competing in erotic dance.
Local porn stars, strippers, and nudists participate in the event, attracting thousands of other spectators.

Bachelorette party

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This is known as a bachelorette party or Hen party.
In North America, it is common in some social circles to hire a male stripper or attend a male strip club.


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These included Flashdance (1983), which told the story of blue-collar worker Alexandra "Alex" Owens (Jennifer Beals), who works as an exotic dancer in a Pittsburgh bar at night and at a steel mill as a welder during the day.
Although she aspires to become a professional dancer, she has no formal dance training, and works as an exotic dancer by night at Mawby's, a neighborhood bar and grill which hosts a nightly cabaret.

Striptease (film)

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Striptease (1996), was an adaptation of the novel starring Demi Moore.
The film is based on Carl Hiaasen's novel of the same name, and is about a stripper who becomes involved in both a child-custody dispute and corrupt politics.

Exotica (film)

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Exotica (1994), directed by Atom Egoyan, is set in a Canadian lap-dance club, and portrays a man's (Bruce Greenwood) obsession with a schoolgirl stripper named Christina (Mia Kirshner).
He always has Christina, an exotic dancer dressed in a schoolgirl uniform, give him a private dance.


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A female stripper whose upper body is exposed, but whose genital areas remain obscured during a performance, is said to be topless.
Pasties are sometimes worn by erotic dancers or burlesque entertainers to give the impression of toplessness while avoiding prosecution under local public indecency laws which prohibit exposure of the nipple and areola.


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This is different from the Chippendales scene that emerged to prominence in the 1980s with today's norm being one sole performer, or a series of individual performers rather than a group of strippers.
Merritt and Donnelly had the idea of putting the male strippers into a kind of mini-Broadway show, with dancers, music, and themes.

The Wrestler (2008 film)

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Darren Aronofsky's 2008 drama film The Wrestler features Marisa Tomei playing a stripper and single mother who is romantically pursued by professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke).
He also tries to mend his relationship with his estranged daughter and to find romance with a woman who works as a stripper.

Closer (2004 film)

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In Closer (2004), Natalie Portman plays Alice, a young stripper who arrives in London from America.
"Alice" is a young American stripper who just arrived in London, and Dan is an unsuccessful British writer who is on his way to work, where he writes obituaries for a newspaper.

Blaze (1989 film)

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Blaze (1989) features Lolita Davidovitch as notorious stripper Blaze Starr.
According to the novel and film, Earl Long allegedly fell in love with a young stripper named Blaze Starr.

Magic Mike

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The 2012 film Magic Mike and 2015 sequel Magic Mike XXL are fictionalized stories of the lives of several male performers.
The plot revolves around Adam, a 19-year-old who enters the world of male stripping, guided by Mike Lane, who has been in the business for six years.

I Know Who Killed Me

I Know Who Killed Me (2007) stars Lindsay Lohan as Dakota Moss, an alluring stripper involved in the machinations of a serial killer, and features a long striptease sequence at a strip club.
When she is finally able to speak, she shocks everyone by claiming to be a down-on-her luck stripper named Dakota Moss, who has never heard of Aubrey Fleming.

Right Round

Hip hop artist Flo Rida had two No. 1 hits in the U.S. in the 2000s with "Right Round" and "Low".
According to one of the song's writers, the chorus refers to a stripper.

Duke Nukem 3D

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Duke Nukem 3D, released in 1996, became the original pioneer video game for the inclusion of strippers.
These locations are also filled with objects with which the player can interact, that either benefit the player in some form, light switches make it easier to see, while water fountains and broken hydrants provide some health points or simply diversion, and tipping strippers provokes a quote from Duke, and a provocative reveal from the dancer.

We're the Millers

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In We're the Millers (2013), Jennifer Aniston plays a stripper who is hired by her drug dealer neighbor to pose as his wife in order to smuggle marijuana from Mexico into America.
Realizing that one man attempting to get through customs is too suspicious, he hires his stripper neighbor stage-named Rose, a teenage runaway and petty thief named Casey, and his 18-year-old neighbor Kenny, to pose as a bogus family called "the Millers."

Strip club

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A stripper or exotic dancer is a person whose occupation involves performing striptease in a public adult entertainment venue such as a strip club.
Strip clubs are venues where strippers provide adult entertainment, predominantly in the form of striptease or other erotic or exotic dances.

Lindsay Lohan

I Know Who Killed Me (2007) stars Lindsay Lohan as Dakota Moss, an alluring stripper involved in the machinations of a serial killer, and features a long striptease sequence at a strip club.
In the wake of her second DUI arrest, Lohan withdrew from a scheduled appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in which she had been due to promote I Know Who Killed Me, a low-budget psychological horror-thriller in which she stars as a stripper with a dual personality.