Striptease, based on a blackly comic novel by Carl Hiaasen, starred a 28-year-old Demi Moore as an exotic dancer trying to win back custody of her child (played by her real-life daughter, Rumer Willis) in seamy South Florida. In the year before the film came out, Moore was often spotted at topless bars and strip joints in Manhattan. A year after the film came out, an absent-minded Chicago schoolteacher showed the film to a class full of 12- and 13-year-olds, who chose the film from a selection of videotapes in his bag.
Sherika Young, 12, gave the following review: "It was disgusting. The Full Monty (1997) It was one of the unlikeliest global successes the British film industry had ever known: a film about laid-off Sheffield steelworkers who become strippers, whose biggest star was the little-known Robert Carlyle and whose stylistic touchstone was the work of Czech director Milos Forman, had no right to be a box-office hit.