Iowa Court Considers Strip Clubs Artistic
We can't figure out this pointy state. First they try to discriminate against gay people, and then some folks try to classify all strip clubs as "indecent." At least in regard to the latter endeavor, an appellate court shot that idea down this week.
Shotgun Geniez was a strip clu... er, "performing arts center" (see how they got around that?) where, in the sleepy town of Hamburg, the sheriff's niece hit the stage and took it off for the patrons three years ago. With the interpreted loophole being that stripping is okay in certain venues which further the artistic good, prosecutors tried and failed to disprove the theater-ness of Shotgun Geniez. (Kinda hard to disprove a negative.)
Let this be a victory for the extended family of law enforcement who aspire to embody the sexy farmer's daughter. And if lawyers want to take this all the way to the Supreme Court, expect to be railroaded with the late Potter Stewart's famous line, "I know it when I see it." And perhaps to disprove this negative again, they must display a live showing of this "performance." You know. As evidence.
Holy crap, Getty Images has a ton of filthy stock photos pertaining to strip clubs.