Breathlessly billed as the “ultimate film on burlesque”, this digitally shot documentary celebrates an art form in which glamorously costumed performers (mainly gorgeous young women) perform theatrically choreographed stripteases to live audiences.
Writer-director Alison Grist traces the historical roots of the genre back to its 19thcentury music-hall beginnings, but it’s Immodesty Blaize, a voluptuous British star of the contemporary burlesque scene, who’s the most significant interviewee.
That Blaize is also the producer might explain the absence of any dissenting voices in a work which seems happy to act as a cheerleader for her career.
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