The strippers at the Mons Venus are billed as the World's Most Beautiful Women. As you might expect, Joe Redner's Mons Venus isn't just any strip club. Strippers perform acrobatic feats on the stage and strip down until they are fully nude, dancing for dollar tips, but mostly to attract the attention of patrons who want a one-on-one lap dance. Lap dances at the Mons Venus are $20 per song and consist of a full-contact dance by the patron's choice of fully nude dancers. Patrons are encouraged to touch the dancers as they perform, literally on the laps of the customer.
As might be expected, the Mons Venus is not without controversy. Joe Redner, owner of the Mons Venus and other adult night clubs in the area, is outspoken in the community and has run for political office. Several years ago, county commissioners who were looking to put Redner and the Mons Venus out of business enacted what was billed as the "six-foot rule." The ordinance mandated that all patrons maintain a six-foot buffer zone between themselves and completely nude dancers. County commission meetings were forced to move from Tampa's City Hall to a larger venue to accommodate the number of supporters and detractors of the ordinance as it was being debated. Joe Redner, along with many of the strippers from several of his clubs showed, arguing that the ordinance would take away from their livelihood. Many of Redner's employees are single mothers with all levels of education who make a better living as a stripper than any other profession they have available to them.