After a New York nightclub tried to justify its dancers getting the same "artistic" tax exemptions as ballerinas, New York's highest court ruled this week that strip clubs will have to pay their state sales taxes (guess the lawmakers don't see the artistry in stripping). This means the club's cover charge and lap dances will be taxed. While New York isn't giving a break to the pole-twirling ladies, Hollywood just can't get enough of them! Olivia Wilde plays a sharp-tongued stripper who tries her hand at butter carving in the film Butter, Vanessa Hudgens will slip into lucite heels for her role as a stripper who escapes a serial killer in next month's thriller The Frozen Ground, and Salma Hayek plays an exotic dancer for the third time in the recent French film Americano. Popular culture has a history of fascination with strippers, from tell-all books to R&B songs. So let's take a look back at some of the most notable stripper moments in pop culture!
Strippers in Pop Culture