prohibits anyone from being fully nude in a strip club
.(It seems so crazy when you see it in print, no? Where else would you go to find nude people?).
Bazooka's dancers are all in compliance with the law in person; dancers have their hoo-ha's and whatnots covered at all times. But while they're dancing so demurely, large video screens
on either side of the stage show pre-recorded footage of the same dancer buck naked. According to Snow, the videos are legal. The Kansas City Police Department concurs, but some of the law's architects disagree -- particularly Philip Crosby, executive director of the American Family Association of Kansas and Missouri.
Speaking to the Kansas City Star
, Crosby said:
"We anticipated these creative props to try and circumvent the law. We will pursue it and see if we can't get some remedy."
Crosby may find that difficult. State Representative Mike Talboy doesn't think Bazooka's is violating the law, and state Senator Jolie Justus told the Star
she objects to the law on the grounds that it should be the city dictating what happens in city businesses, not the state.
The question now is, who's eyes do you avoid when getting a lap dance at Bazooka's -- the stripper on the screen, or the one in your lap?
Never doubt man's ability to adapt -- especially if the adaptation allows him to see naked ladies. Dick Snow, owner of Bazooka's strip club in Kansas City, has finagled his way around Missouri's law that