Thanks to ‘Little Rosemary’ for turning me on to Deirdre Timmons’s documentary about ten women enrolled in Seattle’s Academy of Burlesque.
The Village Voice called A Wink and a Smile, "a look at the gradual mainstreaming of that fringe revival, and the decidedly above-ground women who are attracted to the [burlesque] form."
A Wink and a Smile will be available for purchase on DVD Nov. 19 but you can pre-order now.
The film’s Web site describes the 90-minute musical documentary as:
"A world were performance art and showgirl spectacle kiss you on the cheek. A world where music, theater and sexuality crash into over-the-top glamour. A world where many want to go, but most never dare."
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