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Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque

Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque explores the origins of the new burlesque scene in NYC.

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Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque

Overview

Genre
Docutainment, Biography, Arts, Cultural History, and Human Interest
Synopsis

DIRTY MARTINI AND THE NEW BURLESQUE explores the tantalizing world of the performers who created the new burlesque scene in NYC: Miss Dirty Martini and her friends Julie Atlas Muz, Bambi the Mermaid, Tigger!, World Famous *BOB* and others.
Dirty is a classically trained dancer who struggled since childhood to overcome criticism of her size. Like Bette Midler, she became part of the downtown drag scene where she was finally accepted for her talent, and went on to develop her act in the East Village drag clubs.
The movie’s seductiveness comes from its sexy acts as well as its dark exploration of these performers’ struggle to pay their bills, their quest for romance and inability to envision life after the world of burlesque. In addition, many topics are explored such as the relationship between sex work, burlesque and feminism.
The new burlesque, which is defined as performance art combined with modern dance and political satire, is exploding in New York as well as other major cities.

Stage
finished
Running time
58 and 60 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Ten-In-One Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
Two
Locations
New York City, Los Angeles

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
none as yet
Awards
none as yet
Distribution
none as yet
Language
English
Subtitles
all

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