Backdoor Teen Mom Farrah Abraham is reportedly working as a dancer at an Austin, Tex. strip club, but she swears it's not what it looks like. She took the gig for "research" purposes, "in the same way Jennifer Aniston researched her role as a stripper."

Except it's only kind of the same, because while Aniston was doing research for a major motion picture, Farrah's experience at Palazio Gentlemen's Club is preparing her for ... something. It's not entirely clear what.

"It's how I get the information to write my books and do my movies," she told E! News. "Unfortunately, I'm not free to talk about what those future projects may be. But I'm interested in hearing all the women's stories. And while I'm doing it, I'm getting paid. I'm getting paid to play a role and get informed."

A source at the club told E! that Farrah Superstar has been getting informed "on all three stages, the main stage and two side stages," and she's not half bad at it.

"She was definitely not shy and looked like she knew what she was doing," E!'s source said. "She was wearing a nude thong and bejeweled bra. She wasn't awkward at all and was actually quite good."

In the non-stripping part of Abraham's career, she's playing "an evangelical do-gooder" in the slasher flick Axeman 2: Overkill. It's definitely the kind of role that requires extensive, lucrative research at a strip club.

[H/T The Blemish, Photo: Getty Images]