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Film Screening: Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival

From 01/26/14 12:00 pm until 01/26/14 2:00 pm
Posted by Johnny Chagnon
 

PEEP SHOW Vermont is hosting a special film screening of a captivating documentary on the history of burlesque and its emergence in contemporary pop culture. 

+ + THIS EVENT IS FREE ++
+ + VERMONT BURLESQUE FESTIVAL GUESTS WELCOME + +

Directed by Red Tremmel * Narrated by MARGARET CHO * Featuring Dixie Evans * Satan’s Angel * Tempest Storm * Bambi Jones * Lottie the Body * Toni Elling * Ricci Cortez * Tura Satana * Mitzie St. Clair * Kitten Natividad * Dirty Martini * Julie Atlas Muz * The World Famous *Bob* Alotta Boutte * Simone de La Ghetto * Miss Indigo Blue * and many more *"From the film website, http://exoticworldthemovie.com/:


"Shot between 2001 and 2010, Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival is the story of a goat farm in the middle of the Mojave Desert that became ground zero of the largest burlesque revival since the 1940s. The film focuses on former striptease dancers Jennie Lee (a 1950s labor union organizer for strippers) and Dixie Evans (“The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque”) who transform a goat shed into the world’s first and only museum and retirement home devoted to burlesque—Exotic World (a.k.a. The Burlesque Hall of Fame). With little more than a social security check, Jennie and Dixie refuse to let the art of burlesque fade to memory.In response, young burlesque revivalists begin making pilgrimages to the museum. The film captures the moment in time when the revivalists and elderly legends meet in the blazing hot desert and create a vibrant artistic culture that fuels the resurgence of neo-burlesque. The encounter is rich with ideas about erotic femininity; memory; feminism; the politics of history; artistic and commercial sexual performances; working-class history; sub-cultural formation; censorship; aging; inter-generational communities; discrimination; and joy.

Directed by Red Tremmel * Narrated by Margaret Cho * Featuring Dixie Evans * Satan’s Angel * Tempest Storm * Bambi Jones * Lottie the Body * Toni Elling * Ricci Cortez * Tura Satana * Mitzie St. Clair * Kitten Natividad * Dirty Martini * Julie Atlas Muz * The World Famous *Bob* Alotta Boutte * Simone de La Ghetto * Miss Indigo Blue * and many more *"


This event coincides with the Vermont Burlesque Festival weekend, and will be a great time to reflect on the weekend's performances, as well as follow up with new friends.