Played by: Demi Moore
While not quite as universally loathed as Showgirls (which came out a year earlier), Striptease also famously under-performed both at the box office and with the critics. A comedy (that too often plays as a drama), the movie tells the story of Erin Grant, a former FBI secretary who loses custody of her young daughter and turns to stripping to fund her legal appeal. The project got some early publicity when Demi Moore, who had already appeared in a number of big hits, was cast as Erin—her fee was a record-breaking (at the time) $12.5 million. She never seemed comfortable in the role (perhaps due to a weak script that tried to do too many things): her performance was widely panned—even as costars Burt Reynolds and Ving Rhames got much warmer notices.
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