Watts said Valley Brook already has “a reputation,” but that most people living in the town are regular, middle class residents. He said allowing an all-nude strip club would worsen Valley Brook's reputation.
“You come here on a Friday and Saturday night and see what they do over there in the parking lots,” Watts said. “Adding this (the all-nude club), it's just going to make it worse for us living here.”
Laws on all-nude clubs
Valley Brook has plenty of strip clubs packed inside its tiny geographic boundaries.
But all-nude strip clubs — anywhere in Oklahoma — are extremely rare. Oklahoma City doesn't even allow such establishments to operate.
In fact, Thompson said, only two all-nude clubs are operating today in Oklahoma: one in Lawton and one in Tulsa.
Most all-nude clubs were put out of business or changed their policies in the late 1980s, when Oklahoma lawmakers made it illegal to serve alcohol in totally nude establishments.
Thompson said the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that all-nude dancing was legal in Oklahoma, describing it as “artistic expression,” but that local regulations have made such establishments scarce in the state.