A 1996 sex comedy, ''Striptease'' features Erin Grant (played by Demi Moore), a former FBI secretary, who has taken up work as a stripper at the Eager Beaver in order to earn the money she needs to afford an appeal for child custody. Adored by two of the patrons in particular, one of them an influential Congressman with an election coming up, a plan emerges to try and blackmail the Congressman about his (ahem) ''avid'' interest in Grant, so that she can afford to keep the custody battle going until she wins.

Unfortunately for those involved in the plan, the Congressman's business connections ''really'' want him to win the election - no matter who they have to silence in order to make sure his skeletons stay in the closet...

While notable for being one of the (several) roles where Demi Moore appears topless, it's probably more memorable for having been panned by the critics and winning several [[GoldenRaspberryAward Razzie Awards]], including "Worst Picture of 1996".

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!!Tropes in the film:

* AdaptationDistillation: The entire subplot regarding the sugar is gone, as are several scenes that introduce us to the lawyer Mordecai and his cousin Joyce. Killian also loses a proper introduction, and [[spoiler:Darrel lives at the end]].
* {{Badass}}: The bouncer is a textbook example.
* ConMan - Grant's ex-husband, Darrel, is notable for this; the first scene we see him in has him using his daughter to help steal wheelchairs from a hospital, in order to sell them to a medical supply shop...which will, one assumes, sell them right back to the hospital.
* CorruptBureaucrat - Dilbeck, the Congressman in question, has several business connections who want to make sure he stays in office - no matter what it takes. And he's not shy about trying to use his own power to get what he wants.
* DemotedToExtra: Jerry Killian is a very minor character in the book, but his screen time in the movie is still reduced. The same happens to Joyce Mizner, who is barely there before she bites it (although Joyce is really only there as the fiancée of the man Dilbeck attacks).
* DoubleStandard: Apparently a convicted felon who uses his daughter as an accessory is somehow less of a bad influence then a mother who dances in a strip club (Something she only does because having a felon for a husband caused her to lose her original job).
* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the novel, when Congressman Dilbeck goes to ask the judge handling the Grant's divorce case if he would help her out in exchange for a favor - like, say, a federal position - the judge informs Dilbeck he doesn't need Dilbeck's help in that regard. However, he would be able to help Erin out [[{{Squick}} if she gave him a blow job]]. Malcolm, his campaign manager, is not amused: "The mother won't go for it. Hell, I got no morals whatsoever and *I* wouldn't go for it."
* FanDisservice: Half-naked and oiled Burt Reynolds.
* FeatherBoaConstrictor - One stripper's entire shtick is this.
* FilmOfTheBook - Based on a novel by the same name, written by CarlHiaasen. One of the concessions that the critics give is that the screenplay is pretty faithful to the book.
* {{Hypocrite}}: The Judge awards sole custody to Darrell (a convicted felon in constant violation of his parole) because Erin is a stripper. Then he becomes a regular at the strip club just to watch her dance because apparently patronizing a stripper is less sinful than being one.
* IAteWhat: Involves a cockroach put in a yogurt pot (in order to make a phony lawsuit).
* InsistentTerminology - ''Don't'' call the women working at the Eager Beaver "strippers" where Shad can hear you. [[BerserkButton Just...don't.]] They're not strippers; they're ''dancers''.
* {{Irony}}: Erin only became a stripper in the first place because Darrell's crimes got her fired from the FBI. Then the judge awarded sole custody to the criminal because she was a stripper, making her even more dependent upon her income as a stipper to continue the custody battle.
* LoonyFan - Jerry Killian is very fond of Grant, although he's never quite implied to have gone to the point where he'd cross the line from LoonyFan to StalkerWithACrush - although that may be because Shad is quite open about being willing to inflict harm on anyone who seems to be a danger to the dancers. [[spoiler: But he is the one who tries to blackmail Dilbeck, to try and get Grant's custody case judged in her favor. It gets him killed.]]
** Dilbeck has a piece of lint from Grant's dryer.
* MsFanservice: Grant. '''And how!'''
* OneSteveLimit: Lampshaded with the strippers "Monique" and "Monique Jr.".
* RealLifeRelative: Erin Grant's daughter is played by Demi Moore's real-life daughter Rumer Willis.
* SingleMomStripper - Erin, a divorcee trying to regain custody of her daughter, is now working at the Eager Beaver in order to earn the money she needs to fight the custody battle.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Darrell does not get caught in a sugar milling machine in the movie]]
* StalkerWithACrush - Congressman Dilbeck. He even goes so far as to have Grant's ''dryer lint'' stolen, [[spoiler: so that he can have sex with it while it's still warm]]. Grant is ''incredibly'' creeped out when she finds out.
* {{Yandere}}: Dilbeck.
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