Among these classes of prostitutes were the auletrides : female dancers, acrobats, and musicians, noted for dancing naked in an alluring fashion in front of audiences of men. The screenplay itself was written by Andrew Bergman, who also directed. The vaudeville trapeze artist , Charmion , performed a "disrobing" act onstage as early as , which was captured in the Edison film, Trapeze Disrobing Act. The striptease numbers at the club are, well, kind of boring, and they don't do much to advance the plot.
And that's why the movie is most fun when Erin tries to sort out the zany mess she's in. French tradition[ edit ] Mata Hari. It was a very, very humbling thing to do. The decades-old practice continued through the late s decade to the present day with high-profile adult film performers such as Jenna Haze and Teagan Presley scheduling feature shows through the USA. Another example of the way the shows stayed within the law was the fan dance , in which a naked dancer's body was concealed by her fans and those of her attendants, until the end of her act in when she posed nude for a brief interval whilst standing still.