By RazzaTazz 10 Comments
In the second case the strip club appeared in the first issue of Voodoo, in which an alien shapechanger (or at least that is what they said she is) is posing as a striper for some purpose (suggested to telepathically spy on soldiers.) While this is somewhat more graphics than the Green Arrow version, this one also doesn't look at the strippers as sex obsessed exhibitionists, rather when they are onstage they seem only concerned with seeming interested enough to not seem disinterested, and in the change room they show their real side. This sort of suggestive picture introduces their narrative: As the scene unfolds it becomes clear that these women are there because they need to be not because they want to be - those living below the poverty line, students trying to pay for school, moms trying to put food on the table for their kids. I think in terms of a realistic depiction of a strip club, and especially its workers, that this would be pretty accurate. So how does this tie back into comics? Well simply that there is nothing wrong with sexually related images being portrayed in comics, as long as there is essentially some reason behind it. If a reasonable reader read these two issues it would be logical to think that strippers are sort of there against their will, and if you don't like strip clubs that it is ok. Comparing this to some of the extremely gratuitous images which have been floating around (mostly thanks to the new 52) it shows that the issue is sex doesn't have to be gratuitous and lascivious rather can be thoughtful and accurate.