Behind the Burly Q
Dive into more than a century of decadence with this tantalizing look at the evolution of burlesque. Cabaret star Leslie Zemeckis traces the art form from vaudeville-style variety show through its extinction and contemporary rebirth. Vintage photos, film clips and ads illustrate burlesque's resilient history and how the public's sexual appetite kept it alive amid moral and legal ado.
Nice little documentary on the people who made up the early days of burlesque. Worth seeing if that interests you. A very personal touch.
Felt really formulaic, and that bored me really fast, it really seemed to have no progressing narrative, it felt pretty stagnant and repetitive. I couldn't watch past the first half hour.
Documentary about the history of burlesque and the people behind it.
Leslie Zemeckis, the wife of Robert Zemeckis, directs Behind the Burly Q which playfully examines the role of burlesque in American culture and how the entertainment known as the striptease sparked a cultural revolution that charged and challenged the barriers of decency. Featuring interviews with many involved, included famous burlesque dancers such as Tempest Storm and others involved, like that of acrobats, comedians, and musicians, Behind the Burly Q strips off the layers and exposes the true and tantalizing tale of tassels.
Lots of talking heads, not enough titties
Quite a dazzling In-depth documentary detaling the history of burlesque theater (One would think this would only be about the ladies, but there's enough coverage involving the stand-up comics and various other performers as well) A warning though: This film tends to be quite a downer at times since a lot of the ladies suffered tragic endings.