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It's a quote that's been repeated thousands of times, but it feels especially relevant here. I'm speaking, of course, about this bit of correspondence from Benjamin Franklin to John Adams in 1774:
"John, I know movie posters aren't 'alive,' like you or me or the night when I bring a lady of the eve to my stead, but it almost appears as if some movie posters have a libido of their own, like they're pointing right at me and saying, 'Ben, it is you I wish to bed.' Doth this make me a crazy fellow?"
John, I'll take this one: It certainly doth not, Ben. It makes you a person with feelings.
Don't look now, but the following 20 movie posters are eyeing you ...
With soccer moms now taking pole dancing aerobics at the Y, it’s safe to say that stripping (not to mention its costumed cousin, burlesque) has seduced mainstream America ... for better or worse.
However, for every relatively whimsical look at the profession ("The Full Monty," "Sin City"), there seems to be at least two darker examinations. In the case of "About Cherry," sometimes working in a strip club can lead to stripping (and doing other stuff) on a porn set. But then there's Jennifer Aniston in "We're the Millers" and ... well, that's just all sorts of hot n' hilarious. Get More »
What do Olivia Wilde, Salma Hayek, Natalie Portman, Marisa Tomei, Cameron Diaz, Amy Smart, and Demi Moore all have in common? No, not Ashton Kutcher. At one point or another, all of these respected, revered actresses of American cinema have glided up, down, or sideways in an on-screen striptease.
And that is reason enough for this superset of movie strippers to exist.
One big, glaring omission stings, though: the forgotten "Showgirls." The mashup covers the gamut, but they really did Jessie Spano a disservice by failing to honor the unforgettably atrocious '90s clunker. Lindsay Lohan may never be able to escape "I Know Who Killed Me," but if there's going to be a stripping montage, Elizabeth Berkeley might as well run and hide, too.