What does an outlaw stripper look like in Missouri?

Unless an appeals court rules in their favor soon, it looks like Missouri’s strip-club employees will be dancing fully clothed come midnight tonight. Today, a Cole County Circuit Court judge denied a temporary restraining order that would allow clubs to operate without the restrictions the legislature passed earlier this year while the club owners fight the new law in court. Club owners are appealing the decision, arguing that the judge treated their temporary restraining order as if it were a request for an injunction, which requires different legal considerations.

Anyway, just so they stay legit, clubs around the metro will stay open and operate as normal with one big difference. At midnight, all the dancers have to cover up. “At that time we won’t be a sexually oriented business, and the law won’t apply to us,” says Bazooka’s Showgirls owner Dick Snow.

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