Burlesque Undressed

Burlesque Undressed

A peep into the world of UK burlesque. 2.4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
Burlesque Undressed

Omniscore:

Certificate 15
Genre Documentary
Director Alison Grist
Cast Perle Noire Immodesty Blaize
Studio
Release Date January 2010
Running Time 89 mins
 

A peep into the world of UK burlesque.

Reviews

Empire Magazine

Liz Beardsworth

Peeping behind the curtain seems a little inappropriate in the world of Burlesque, but this is a charming introduction the art form.

24/01/2010

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

This film pointedly shows all the women in the audience enjoying an outrageously ­empowering night out. It's a bit of a promo-showreel for IB's live show, but cheerfully entertaining nonetheless. I longed, however, for some Ali G-ish interviewer to ask the crucially tactless question: "Do you think this could ever be enjoyed by straight men?"

21/01/2010

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The Observer

Philip French

This curiously innocent little British movie is a celebration of the revival of the art of the striptease artist, or ecdysiasts as they were jocularly called in the 1940s, when shows called Don't Point It's Nude, Yes, We Have No Pyjamas and Halt, Who Goes Bare? toured the music halls.

21/01/2010

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Time Out

Ben Walters

But overall, this is a solid if scattershot primer on a scene that seems here to stay.

21/01/2010

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

I’d have preferred to hear more from the film’s other group of interviewees: feisty old broads (as they simply have to be called) who remember burlesque’s heyday in 1950s America.

24/01/2010

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The Scotsman

Alistair Harkness

PART front-row peepshow, part history lesson, new documentary Burlesque Undressed is actually more of an extended promo for its producer and star, Immodesty Blaize, than a serious attempt to examine the resilience of burlesque over the years.

22/01/2010

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The Guardian

Steve Rose

Self-promoting (it was produced by Blaize) and unquestioning documentary...

23/01/2010

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

The throwback campery of her stage performances might not be to everyone's taste, but there's no denying its verve and sass, or indeed Ms Blaize's eloquent championing of the genre.

22/01/2010

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

This cheap and not always cheerful documentary purports to be a history of burlesque, but it's really an extended plug for the shows staged by its producer, Immodesty Blaize.

24/01/2010

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The Times

Kevin Maher

Burlesque Undressed is a startlingly sycophantic documentary about the art of stripping that is produced by its central subject, the 32-year-old Kelly Fletcher, aka Immodesty Blaize.

22/01/2010

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