On this day in history (March 13) back in 1894, the first striptease was performed on stage in Paris by Blanche Cavelli.

While I'm pretty sure it was a private affair, hosted in some dark, dank cabaret basement, fast forward to the year 2017, and 123 later, stripping is considered mainstream. You hear rappers talk about it in hip-hop music ("I'm In Luv With A Stripper"), a country tune or two has crooned about dancing your big butt around ("Honky Tonk, Badonkadonk"), and you can even catch a movie at your local theater about strippers getting their strip on. No matter how taboo the subject may be, people still flock to the movies to catch a flick about some strippers!

Here are the top 5 best mainstream movies about strippers that I can think of.

  • 1

    Showgirls

    (Elizabeth Barkley)

    https://youtu.be/OPf0YbXqDm0

  • 2

    Magic Mike/Magic Mike XXL

    (Channing Tatum)

    https://youtu.be/RwPR0q5es0A

  • 3

    Chocolate City

    (Tyrese)

    https://youtu.be/TJVpPtilO0g

  • 4

    Moulin Rouge

    (Nicole Kidman, Ewan MacGregor)

    https://youtu.be/Shjcd1xqEng

  • 5

    Burlesque

    (Cher, Christina Aguilera)

    https://youtu.be/v2va7CRda-s