A boom in male exotic dancers has sparked a crackdown to prevent them from doing the full Monty. The successful British film of the same name has inspired a growth in the live dance shows in British pubs. The movie tells the story of six unemployed steel workers who raise funds by stripping. More pubs and clubs are dedicating one night each week to 'ladies' entertainment' with professional male dance troupes who strip down to the basics. However, police say some of these events have got out of hand. Undercover officers had caught women climbing on stage and simulating sexual acts with dancers. Shows have been particularly popular in the north of England, where the film is set. Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire recently called for better policing of such events. A spokesman for the council said new rules had been introduced by the licensing committee as a result of complaints. 'Committee members agreed that audience participation at some of these events is going too far,' he said. Michelle Peters, the agent for a male dance group known as Flesh Fantasy, said authorities in Newcastle-under-Lyme had cancelled some recent shows. 'Our dancers never strip down so that they are completely naked,' she said. 'They always keep something on below the waist to cover up their basics, but some local authorities have been very funny about this.' British pubs are trying attract more female customers as more women take up better-paid jobs with more disposable income. The Full Monty, made with a budget of less than US$10 million (HK$77.4 million), has become one of Britain's most successful movies, grossing more than US$175 million worldwide and winning four Oscar nominations.