The Joy and Misery of Entertaining in the Nude

Do guys who strip for pay always have more fun than their female counterparts?

Channing Tatum in Magic Mike (Photo: Warner Bros.) and Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler (Photo: Fox Searchlight). Notice the lighting in both.

The 2003 British romp aside, movies and TV rarely play women stripping strictly for laughs — unless the comedy is mostly unintentional (see and ). Marisa Tomei’s exotic dancer in led a pretty grim life that…