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Behind the Burly Q

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
The golden age of burlesque is revealed through personal and intimate stories from the performers who lived through it.


Director: Leslie Zemeckis

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: First Run

Behind the Burly Q (2010)

Release Date: April 23rd, 2010|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • The real stars of this film are the same ones who stole every show -- women who once boasted names like Tempest Storm, Candy Cotton and Lady Midnight. Their stories are alternately tragic and inspiring, and often very funny. show more

  • A love note to '30s-era burlesque that plays best for those already invested enough in the milieu to hang on every word of aged strippers. show more

  • Behind the Burly Q traces that history all the way back to the early part of the 20th century, but doesn't really come into its own until Zemeckis can interview the stars themselves rather than their children. show more

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