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Burlesque: Art or Tart

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#3
D0lly86 said:
The way Dita Von Tease does it its definately art, and she charges 20K for 20 minutes.
Agreed. I've thought of many many very dirrrrrty things I'd like to do with/to her.
 
#5
To my mind, it's much more erotic than a stripper. There is still something to hope you might see. The Burlesque acts I've seen were clearly better dancers and to be honest, I'm pretty much of the mind that if I can't touch it, I'd rather not see it nude...!
 
#7
I think Burlesque is meant to be the appreciation of the female form done tastfully, whereas a stripper just flops her norks out and picks up the money when she's done (generalisation I know).
There's a big show in Vegas now where they are gonna try and get various female celebs to star in a Burlesque show, I think Mel B is doing it at the mo. There certainly seems to be a lot of money in it.
I think if you asked a woman what she would rather be known as; Burlesque dancer or stripper, most would go for the former. Gotta be honest, they both get the thumbs up in my book :D
 
#8
duckula said:
I think Burlesque is meant to be the appreciation of the female form done tastfully, whereas a stripper just flops her norks out and picks up the money when she's done (generalisation I know).
You say that like it is a bad thing...
 
#9
msr said:
duckula said:
I think Burlesque is meant to be the appreciation of the female form done tastfully, whereas a stripper just flops her norks out and picks up the money when she's done (generalisation I know).
You say that like it is a bad thing...
Not at all, was just discussing the difference in the two art forms....blah,blah.........given the forum we are in, it would be wrong of me to take it to last wrung of the ladder. Never been adverse to a little "loony chuckin'" I think they do fine job :eek:
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#10
Burlesque is a very old art form, and was practiced a lot in the 1930s in USA. Gypsy Rose Lee was a prime star, it was around in17th century and popular in 18th in this country.
It was eventually mutated into an American version of Music Hall entertainment, and stars such as Chaplin, Abbott and Costello Red Skelton and Bob Hope appeared. Glamour performers included Gilda Ray, Blaze Storm and Lola the Vamp!

So, maybe it is art. But fun art at that.
 
#14
duckula said:
There's a big show in Vegas now where they are gonna try and get various female celebs to star in a Burlesque show, I think Mel B is doing it at the mo. There certainly seems to be a lot of money in it.
The real Pussycat Dolls? They've had loads of celebrities dance with them - Christina Aguilera for one, off the top of my head.

They were in one of the Charlies Angels films too.
 
#15
tasteful shmastful :D Seriously, I honestly doubt that I could sit through a Burlesque show and then think "Hmmm, very tasteful" "Such a lovely stage design too, don't you think?"
Didn't realise it was the predecessor to music hall. What a weird direction to take it in.......Sexy dancing girls/Abbot and Costello? Hmm tough call.
 
#18
After three years of running the popular Be burlesque night, the Proud gallery in north London has been told by Camden council it needs to apply for an adult entertainment licence.

Grauniad article

Shunned by Camden Council but reported on by the Guardian. I'm even more confused. What is it? A "guilty pleasure"?
 
#19
spaz said:
You can't flick heated up loonies at a Burlesque artist's flange.
The plus side with not being able to flick hot loonies, is you have a lessened chance of getting the sh!t kicked out of you, by some Canuck 'roid-raged bouncer.
 
#20
OK this is moved from current affaitrs to all things Artsy, but I refer the honourable gentlepersons to my origional question, ART or TART? Thats fairly current isn't it?
 

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