Strip clubs are like temples, except instead of religious iconography, they happen to be full of beautiful women and booze. And like a temple, there are certain guiding principles that one must respect, lest you're denied the earthly pleasures therein. That's why we tapped author and iconic Portland dancer Elle Stanger to descend the mountain -- er, pole -- and give us the 10 Strip Club Commandments. Thou shall have no other distractions before me I am the stripper, thy entertainer, who brought you out of your house of boredom, and thou shall have no other distractions before me. Texting thy booty call can probably wait another three to seven minutes, so put your damn phone away. At least do what the on-call nurses and truck drivers do when their devices start buzzing: put a couple dollars on the rack, get up, and walk away to answer.
Judge rules strip clubs exempt from California restrictions
Strippers are back on the job but COVID rules are hurting their pay | Reuters
As some 30 dancers were handed the first employee paychecks ever issued to them by the Penthouse Club one evening in early November, a wave of panic swept the popular North Beach strip club. Me and my friends decided right then that we were done. That was the final straw. That changed suddenly when clubs across The City began enforcing a California Supreme Court ruling from April in an unrelated industry that set new standards for determining whether or not workers should be classified as employees.
Strippers are back on the job but COVID rules are hurting their pay
A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday keeping the county and state from enforcing cease-and-desist orders barring live entertainment at two San Diego strip clubs. Wilma Wooten in mid-October. The letters targeted live entertainment at the clubs, which was forbidden under the county public health order. At that time, a county spokesperson told NBC 7 the strip clubs could operate like restaurants — with employees dressed however they want -- as long as there was no dancing, DJing, singing or other forms of live entertainment.
Revenue in the industry is estimated to have decreased Under guidelines in San Francisco, for instance, strip clubs such as Gold Club that offer food are able to reopen, but strippers and patrons must keep their masks on. Performances are limited to stage dances, with no physical contact with customers.