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Zombie Strippers! is a 2008 movie written and directed by Jay Lee, reportedly inspired by a suggestion as to the most marketable film title possible. It centres on the "accidental" infection of a strip joint by a virus designed to offset the American Army's disastrously high body count in several world conflicts.

This movie contains examples of:

  • Action Girl: The female members of the zombie-killing squad are trained and capable in both weapons and hand-to-hand combat. Naturally, they are also as good looking as the strippers.
  • Affectionate Parody: The entire film is a humorous homage to 50's B-movies, zombie B-movies and thinly veiled political satire B-movies
  • Artistic License – Military: Do NOT watch the first ten minutes with a trained soldier.
  • Bandito: An entire character is introduced to do little more than to play with this trope, and pretty much every other Mexican stereotype.
    Paco: Badgers? We don't need no steenkin' badgers!
  • Big Bad: Dr. Chushfield is responsible for releasing the plague.
  • Crapsack World: The United States has become a dystopia where George W. Bush is entering an unconstitutional fourth term and has just dissolved Congress to become a dictator. In this society, public nudity is outlawed, the US is in seven wars, including one against Alaska, and corporations can do human experimentation at will.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Many of the strippers remain hot for a fairly long time...
  • Depraved Bisexual: Kat seduces and devours many men and one woman after becoming a zombie.
  • Eagleland: America has become the Bush Jr. administration. Nudity is banned and wars are being fought against little brown people everywhere.
    American Troops continue to be strung thin due to the still raging wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Venezuela, France, Canada, and Alaska.
  • EMP: Used uselessly against the first wave of zombies
  • Fanservice: A movie about strippers!
  • Fan Disservice: A movie about zombie strippers.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Ian the Club Owner who ends up infected after forcefully put through a "face dance" by one of the zombie strippers, ends up captured for further studies in a laboratory, due to being the first still sane male zombie created from the virus. Much to his great lament and agony if not a case of Laser-Guided Karma in every way for allowing all the events in his club to happen in the first place.
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot: Subverted. The one scene involving girl on girl on girl is when a stripper is getting turned into a zombie.
  • Groin Attack: ... What? You're surprised that a zombie stripper would BITE IT OFF?
  • Holier Than Thou: Parodied into a cocked hat.
    • "I know we're Christians, and what you're doing is a sin, but the intent is, well, Christ-like with you sacrificing yourself and all. So what are morals? Do the ends justify the means? But then again the road to hell is paved with good intentions, so... darn, I'm out of cliches."
  • Magnificent Moustaches of Mexico: Paco is a walking homage to the bandito leader of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and has a large mustache to match.
  • Men Are the Expendable Gender: In the movie, the virus only destroys male brains
  • Neat Freak: Ian the strip club owner is obsessed with hygiene, to the extent he won't allow the strippers to touch him and he carries an aerosol of air freshener with him at all times
  • Only Sane Man: The black DJ of the strip club is the only one who thinks having flesh-eating maniacs as strippers is a very bad idea, no matter how turned on the patrons get.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Type P. The origin of the zombie virus was an attempt at making a Super Serum Gone Horribly Wrong. Males exposed to it are immediately turned into the "mindless rotting beast" type while women become flesh-eating psychos who rot at a comparatively slower rate, and obtain superhuman physical abilities as a trade-off.
  • Punny Name: Ian Essko. The movie is partly based on Eugène Ionesco's Rhinoceros.
  • Stripperiffic: A movie based almost entirely around this trope (and most of it's sub-tropes) as well, including several lampshades.
    "Sir! I feel we're being exploited!"
  • Shout-Out:
    • The above "badgers" line is from "Weird Al" Yankovic's UHF, which itself is a reference to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, which gets an another reference when Ian suggests that everyone who's not a zombie should wear a badge of some sort so that they can be distinguished from them.
    Paco: Badges? Badges? ...Yeah that's a pretty good idea.
    • Before challening Kat to a strip-off, zombified Jeannie clinks a pair of bottles together while repeating the phrase "Warriors, come out to play!"
  • Super Sex Organs: Parodied with Kat doing the "toss ping-pong balls out of her clitoris" trick in the climactic fight with Jeannie... but because she is a superpowered zombie, the ping-pong balls are ejected with the power of a magnum round.
  • Take That!: PLENTY. But let's start with the first 5 minutes, aimed entirely at the Bush Administration.