Apparently There’s A Class System For Strippers

Nicole Hughes, a former stripper for the Penthouse Executive Club, is suing for “mental anguish, emotional distress, humiliation and loss of reputation” and an undisclosed amount of money after being portrayed on a billboard as a Scores stripper. “I just felt so betrayed. How could they do all that and not tell me?” Hughes says. She claims that she signed a contract saying that she would receive $4 per photo and they would only be used in association with the Penthouse name. Her first mistake was selling her pics for $4—a really bad business decision, but I digress. The club’s management said that they were legally able to do whatever they wanted with the pics. Even though she was allegedly never paid her $4, what upset her most was that she didn’t want to be seen as that kind of stripper. She feels Penthouse has a much more reputable image than Scores. Really? Does this strike anyone else as kind of funny? A stripper is a stripper is a stripper, right? Apparently not. Unbeknownst to most of us, there appears to be some kind of ladder (or in this case pole) to climb in the stripping world as in any other industry. Like you pay your dues at a truck stop joint in Podunk, move to a gentlemen’s club in a big city, hit it big in Vegas, strike it rich at Scores, and eventually reach the pinnacle of stripperhood at Penthouse. A class system. For strippers. OK. Sure. Why not? [NY Post]