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It’s a passion – an emotion . . . Burlesque

Recently a friend told me he was going on a date with a burlesque dancer. “You know,” says I (very judgily, I’ll admit), “that’s just a posh word for ‘stripper’?” He took a moment, and then responded with: “Well, she …

Tue, Dec 14, 2010, 15:26

   

Recently a friend told me he was going on a date with a burlesque dancer. “You know,” says I (very judgily, I’ll admit), “that’s just a posh word for ‘stripper’?” He took a moment, and then responded with: “Well, she keeps her nipple pasties on.” Quite.

I am, however, open to the idea that Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera and CHER, may entirely change my mind on this point. In fact, I would welcome the idea as it looks even better than Showgirls – and, furthermore, the costume sketches look amazing.

What do you think? Are you dying to see Burlesque, or would you rather die first? (If you haven’t seen Coyote Ugly, then watch that first – and be prepared to emerge from Burlesque wishing you could go to LA and become a dancer in a seedy club.)

Images courtesy of Sony