Movie Results For: burlesque
Burlesque Undressed (2009)
Starring: Immodesty Blaize, Marc Almond, Satan's Angel
Lady of Burlesque (1943)
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, Iris Adrian
Behind The Burly Q (2010)
Starring: Cate Cohen, Ron Bottitta, Alan Alda
Although its origins derive from France, Great Britain and Greece, burlesque became a wildly popularAmerican form of art that thrived in the early to mid part of the 20th century. Because of the sexualinnuendo and the barely-there costumes it has largely been left out of the history books.In the 1840s burlesque was applied to a wide range of comedic plays that entertained the lower and middleclasses in Great Britain. Coming to America, burlesque evolved into shows performed by scantily-cladbeauties. It thrived, appealing to the masses of working class people who weekly stormed the theatres tosee troupes like "The British Blondes", a bevy of beauties dressed in tights. Burlesque poked fun at theupper classes, at sex, and at what people were willing to do in the pursuit of obtaining sex. By the 1920sthe old burlesque circuits closed and strip tease was introduced to offer something vaudeville and film didnot.During the Great Depression, for a dime a man could fall into a big gaudy burlesque show and forget histroubles. From theatres to nightclubs, burlesque was a raucous sexy show filled with gorgeous women,strippers, comedians, acrobats and singers. The tame by today's standards, the shows were consideredrisque, and most performers were looked down on as second rate.Backed by public outrage, in 1937 New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia closed the burlesque houses in hisstate. The use of the word "burlesque" was outlawed in advertising. The Minsky brothers, who some sayintroduced nudity to the burly audiences, were so closely associated with burlesque that La Guardia bannedthe use of the name Minsky. Once again, burlesque changed, moving across the river to New Jersey toescape censure. Eventually comedians and musicians' parts were reduced in the shows and more stripperswere brought on. By the 1960s hard-core porn was available and burlesque had died. But what happened tothe thousands of performers? Where did they go?"Behind the Burly Q" is the behind-the-scenes stories of these men and women as told by the performersthemselves. For the first time ever, the performers from the golden age of burlesque relate theirheartbreaking, triumphant stories of life on the road performing in the burly circuit. Many were ashamed oftheir past and had never talked about their experiences. Just as many had never been asked.Director Leslie Zemeckis and producer Sheri Hellard traveled extensively across the country from theBayous of post-Katrina Mississippi, to New Jersey, Florida and all points between. The duo tracked downand recorded dozens of interviews with little-known performers to the last of the living legends ofburlesque. They spoke with relatives of many deceased stars. The men and women in this documentaryopened their scrapbooks as well as their hearts, relating memories they had all but forgotten.Amongst those interviewed were former musicians, strippers, novelty acts, club owners, funny men andwomen, authors and historians assembled together for the first time ever to tell you just what reallyhappened in a burlesque show. Sadly, many of the performers have since passed away, making this theirlast, and often times only interview. We dedicate this film to their memory."Behind the Burly Q" is the definitive history of burlesque during its heyday. Funny, shocking,unbelievable and heartbreaking, their stories will touch your hearts. Hear the performers in their ownwords. See the performers in action. We invite you to peek behind the curtain at the burly show. -- (C) First Run Features
Post Mortem (2012)
Starring: Alfredo Castro,Antonia Zegers,Jaime Vadell,Amparo Noguera,Marcelo Alonso
Pablo Larrain's follow-up to Tony Manero is another unnerving look at one man's psychosis set against a country's political and moral turmoil -- here, a lonely morgue clerk whose infatuation with the burlesque dancer next door plays out against the violent chaos of Chile's 1973 military coup. -- (C) Kino Lorber
Burlesque Undressed (2010)
Starring: Immodesty Blaize, Kalani Kokonuts, Dirty Martini
Burlesque star Immodesty Blaize leads this behind-the-scenes tour of the niche world of old-school striptease - a growing subculture in many places. Mixing footage of stunning live performances with one-on-one interviews with performers and other fixtures on the scene, the documentary explores why this retro artform is taking off in a major way.
On Tour (Tournee) (2010)
Starring: Mimi LeMeaux,Kitten On The Keys,Miranda Colclasure,Suzanne Ramsey,Dirty Martini
A wily entrepreneur takes a new style of burlesque to the old world in this comic road movie from director Mathieu Amalric. Joachim (director Amalric) left his home, his family and his career in Paris to go to the United States and pursue new opportunities. Several years later, he comes back on a mission -- Joachim has become a devotee of "New Burlesque," in which dancers combine the glamour and style of classic era exotic performers with a new and transgressive approach. Joachim has assembled a troupe of New Burlesque performers and brought them to Europe, certain there's a large and enthusiastic audience waiting for them in France. However, France isn't quite as certain, and Joachim has a hard time finding venues for his performers, while his show-biz contacts from his days as a television producer are quite wary of his latest scheme. Joachim also learns that his former girlfriend (Florence Ben Sadoun) isn't especially happy to see him, and he ends up taking their two sons with him as he criss-crosses the secondary markets of France with his dancers. Tournee (aka On Tour) was an official selection at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
Starring: Julie Atlas Muz, Mat Fraser, James Habacker
Beth B takes us into the 21st century underground and reveals a secret world where cutting-edge performers are taking hold of a taboo art form, Burlesque, and driving it to extremes that most people have never seen. It's satire. It's parody. It's a populist blend of art and entertainment that gives new meaning to the word "transgression." Above all, it's a lot of fun, and it will blow your mind. (c) Official Site
Starring: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Cam Gigandet
Christina Aguilera makes her dramatic feature debut as Ali, a small-town singer who takes her shot at stardom performing at a neo-burlesque nightclub in Los Angeles. Situated in a regal old theater that's still dazzling despite having fallen into disrepair, The Burlesque Lounge is the kind of club where legends are born. When club owner Tess (Cher) hires charismatic Ali as a cocktail waitress, the ambitious big-city newcomer goes to great lengths to make a good impression. Taken under the wing of a friendly featured dancer (Julianne Hough), Ali quickly realizes that not everyone is quite as nice when she forms a friendship with bartender/aspiring musician Jack (Cam Gigandet) and incurs the wrath of the club's cattiest showgirl (Kristen Bell). After making her leap to the stage with a little help from a sympathetic stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and the club's playfully androgynous host (Alan Cumming), Ali becomes the star attraction at The Burlesque Lounge, and the crowds start packing in. Later, a wealthy businessman (Eric Dane) makes a bid for the club while trying to charm the talented young performer straight into his arms. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Starring: Cassiano Carneiro,Chulpan Khamatova,Dinarte Branco,Fernando Luis,Maria Barranco
America a tragic story told in a burlesque and ironic way, within a love triangle. Liza, a beautiful young Russian woman, is married to Victor, a small-time crook who lives on scheming and swindling, born and bred in Portugal. Fernanda, the ex wife, who ten year's passed decides to drop by, is the gang leader, an Andalusian Spaniard. Victor has to decide which women to follow, Liza cannot really leave him, Fernanda doesn't really want to stay. The six year old kid hangs everybody by a string. Eastern European newcomers give new business perspectives that are going to rock their small world by the beach: Cova do Vapor. A chaotic neighborhood of precarious housing located at Lisbon's gates, where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic, where fishermen and retired factory workers coexist. An obscure little place, where everything suddenly changes, even the weather. After a violent storm, the gangster's house gets a rusted fishing boat hanging on top of their home. In the midst of the tragedy, there's always room for love, and most of all, hope for a piece paper called passport, sometimes fake!
Too Much Pussy! Feminist Sluts, a Queer X Show (2010)
Starring: Emilie Jouvet,Wendy Delorme,Judy Minx,Madison Young,Sadie Lune
Filmmaker Emilie Jouvet captures the provocative adventures of seven women on the road in this documentary. In 2009, a handful of women joined together to stage a series of special performance art shows at venues all across Europe. Combining elements of burlesque, comedy, dance and absurdist theater, the show was created by a collection of artists, writers, musicians, sex workers, models and porn actresses who sought to expand the boundaries of sex-positive queer feminist theater. Too Much Pussy! Feminist Sluts, A Queer X Show offers a look at the performances by Jouvet, Sadie Lune, Mad Kate Madison Young, Judy Minx, Wendy Delorme and DJ Metzgerei as well as the off-stage pranks, the friendships and the stresses that are part of taking a show out on tour. Too Much Pussy! was an official selection at the 2010 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Trust Me (2014)
Starring: Paulina Michaels, Isaac Harrison, Marc Anthony Samuel
After her parents tragically died in a car crash, Lily is adopted and raised by Jeff, the driver of the other car. Jeff's young wife did not survive the accident, and unable to bare the pain of his loss, Jeff becomes a religious lunatic who projects his delusions onto Lily and makes her life a living hell. Looking for an escape, Lily becomes a well known burlesque dancer, losing herself nightly in a world of mystery and passion. Her life seems perfect and carefree, but the physical and emotional abuse she suffers makes it nearly impossible for her to have any kind of personal relationships with men. Everything changes when she meets Nate, a fiery young police officer with a troubled childhood that he can't forget. They fall into an affair that spins out of control, as everything they once believed in beings to change... Will they choose faith or fear?
Starring: Nastassja Kinski, Rudolf Nureyev, Rudolf Nureev
Starring: Rose Wood,World Famous Bob,Mat Fraser,Julie Atlas Muz,Bunny Love
Beth B.'s documentary Exposed showcases a handful of artists who perform in modern burlesque shows. While the new-school of of this old-timey entertainment still involves a healthy dose of nudity along with comedy, many of today's practitioners bring an envelope-pushing quality to their act in order to make audiences confront their own prejudices and feelings about issues surrounding gender. The filmmakers show how many of these performances create their act, and detail the personal struggles many of them must face. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Us, Naked: Trixie & Monkey (2014)
Starring: Trixie Little, The Evil Hate Monkey
Trixie and Monkey will stop at nothing to take their innovative circus-burlesque act to new creative heights. In pursuit of their dream, they relocate from Baltimore to New England to study acrobatics and trapeze. On the weekends they travel relentlessly to test-drive their acton the stages of Baltimore rock clubs, Vegas casinos, New York City theaters and beyond. Financial uncertainty, physical exhaustion and romantic tension are always looming; leaving them to wonder will they make it as artists, what success even means and will their love survive?
Satan's Angel: Queen Of The Fire Tassels (2012)
Starring: Angel Walker,Vic Crotwell,Dixie Evans,Lili Vonschtupp,Michelle L'Amour
Angel Walker is Satan's Angel, a legend in the world of burlesque who travels the Globe with her wife Vic to entertain her legions of devoted fans. This riveting documentary explores Angel and Vic's private and public life, and enlists a collection of today's hottest burlesque stars sharing their insight on Angel's influence to an art form that has withstood the test of time. Angel's legacy is filled with San Francisco counter culture, Las Vegas stage door johns, and a sexuality she refused to closet. She has amassed four decades worth of fascinating, colorful, and behind the scenes stories as she's traveled the world performing the art of burlesque. From nights with the Rat Pack to tripping with the Doors, from traveling with Bob Hope in the USO to coming out of retirement to huge crowds, Satan's Angel: Queen of the Fire Tassels gives audiences a candid glimpse into burlesque's hottest and most outspoken legend.