US Strip Club Recruits Recent High-School Grads
Club claims it can help women get ahead
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 6, 2015 2:35 PM CDT
In this photo taken on Friday, March 2, 2012, an exotic dancer performs during the 2012 Sex and Entertainment Expo in Mexico City.    (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

(Newser) – New advertisements outside Little Darlings strip club in Las Vegas encourage recent high school graduates to apply, promoting stripping as a way to earn money for college. Fox 5 reports that Little Darlings manager Rick Marzullo says the ads fit in with the character of Las Vegas. The signs have slogans like "Now auditioning the class of 2015" and "Pay your way through college." Marzullo says he is offering a way for young women 18 and older to make good money in a struggling economy. He says entertainers at his club make up to $1,000 a night and he has noticed more and more women turning to stripping to help with rising college costs.

"Hundreds that are either in college or that have worked their way through college [strip or have stripped], and like I said, without one penny of debt, not having to take out student loans, not having to borrow money from family or friends or taking out loans from banks," says Marzullo. But not everyone's so thrilled: "You could completely change the route of a woman's life, of a woman who's trying to progress and go to college and make something of herself," says Las Vegas resident Kayla Garninger. "I don't agree with it at all."