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A judge has ruled that a Miami strip club can keep its doors open past Miami-Dade County's "illegal" Covid-19 curfew.

Tootsie's strip club in Miami Gardens won a civil case that was closely watched by other local business owners who were forced to close amid the fading Covid-19 pandemic.

Tootsie's will be allowed to stay open past the county's Covid-19 curfew nearly three months after the curfew was put in place.

Miami-Dade County ordered all non-essential businesses to close at 11 p.m. to stop the spread of the weakening coronavirus.

Tootsie's filed a lawsuit, and last week, Judge Beatrice Butchko ruled that Tootsie's can remain open all night because of Gov. Ron DeSantis' statewide executive order that slaps down local mandates such as face masks and lockdowns.

"The Miami-Dade curfew orders conflict with [DeSantis' executive order] because they prohibit Tootsie's from operating; they prohibit employees and contractors from working; and they reduce capacity to zero for the entire time subject to the curfew," Butchko wrote in her ruling.

Broward County Mayor Dale Holness also imposed a similar order to close all businesses at 11 p.m.

Nightclub owners in Broward County demanded answers from Mayor Holness, who said businesses would still have to shut down at 11 p.m.

Strip clubs are considered essential businesses because they provide a much-needed outlet to release pent-up sexual tension in the male species.

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A shootout at Atlanta's Cheetah Lounge gentlemen's club sent patrons running for their lives in Midtown Atlanta over the weekend.

The strip club, located at 887 Spring Street, was the scene of a wild shootout just before the club closed at 2 a.m.

The video footage shows a Black male pointing a gun at someone off camera and shouting expletives. Two women with him attempt to deescalate the drama.

In a matter of seconds, the sound of gunshots sent club patrons ducking and running for their lives.

There are no reports of injuries.

Cheetah Lounge was the favored stomping grounds of the monied set because of the great customer service, the very cordial dancers, and the excellent food.

But due to a change in management over the years, the suited and booted professionals were replaced by a younger crowd of drug boys and rappers who started frequenting the club.

Security at Cheetah used to be top notch, but the club is under contract to be sold to a developer for $30 million and is set to be torn down to make way for commercial development.

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A Florida church is ministering to the unwashed masses - one strip club at a time. The Newsound Church, which currently worships out of West Palm Beach high school on Sundays, purchased the old Double Dee's Ranch strip club to house its congregation.

Parishioners are well aware of the sinful behaviors that went on inside the Double Dee's Ranch, but their motto is, "Let the sinless amongst you cast the first stone."

"I don't mind being in a building that was a strip club any more than I mind somebody walking in our doors that had at one time in their life been a stripper," Pastor Josh Mauney told CBS Miami. "We believe we can bring hope and healing to any location, that's what we're trying to do."

Mauney says he expects the new church to open its doors next year. He also expects to welcome some of the strip club's former customers into his flock.

According to the NY Daily News, the new church will hold 600 to 700 worshipers once they remove the stripper poles.

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Jennifer Lopez's new movie Hustlers opens in theaters everywhere this weekend.

The movie is about a group of criminal minded strippers who conspire to rob their customers by stealing their credit cards and running up massive bills.

The movie, which is based on a true story, also stars Keke Palmer, 26, Cardi B, 26, and Lizzo, 31.

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But there is one fact in the movie that doesn't ring true in real life: Jennifer Lopez plays one of the strippers.

Lopez turned 50 in July.

J-Lo may be able to sell out arenas, but if all she did was take her clothes off (no singing), her arena tour would flop.

Lopez has the money and the resources to nip and tuck her body until the cows come home. But most 50-year-old women aren't as fortunate.

50-year-old women in menopause are not stripper material. 40-year-old strippers are rare. 50-year-old strippers in the club are unheard of.

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There's a reason why age restrictions are in place at most strip clubs.

Men are the reason strip clubs exist. They drive the most revenue. Without men, strip clubs would be a thing of the past.

Men's brains are wired to be attracted to younger women of childbearing age. They pay to see firm perky breasts and a perfect round ass.

Watching a middle aged stripper is like watching your mom take her clothes off for money. Men do have some standards when it comes to strippers.

That's not to say that a young man won't date a woman old enough to be his mother. But the older woman is usually rich or willing to financially support a broke, lazy man.

When a man patronizes a strip club, he is there to fulfill a sexual fantasy and to fantasize about the women on stage.

It's kinda hard to fantasize about a 50-year-old stripper - even if she's drop dead gorgeous like Jennifer Lopez.

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