Joey Lawrence in Chippendales

Chippendales and the Evolution of the Male Stripper

Chippendales and the Evolution of the Male Stripper

This month, bachelorette partygoers are going to be saying "Whoa!" when Blossom star Joey Lawrence strips with Chippendales at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. Teen '90s heartthrob no more, Joey is still mighty fine — and ripped — at 36 . . . heck, we'd watch him take it all off on stage!

And lucky for us, Joey isn't the only shirtless stripper eye candy of late. On Friday, Magic Mike hits theaters, featuring a sexy cast the likes of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, and Matt Bomer showing off their bods in the male stripper flick.

But the male stripper phenomenon is relatively new and had its big break with the creation of all-male stripper troupe Chippendales in 1979. From boy bands to SNL skits to murder, male stripping has had a sexy, scandalous history. Check it now!

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