Tuesday, December 20

Film Inspiration: Burlesque

Title: Burlesque
Released: 2010
Director: Steve Antin
Starring: Cher, Stanley Tucci and Christina Aguilera.

"A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer."

It's nearly Christmas, so I thought it was the perfect time for a bit of sparkle and fluff, and believe me 'Burlesque' has both in abundance. Along with many other films with basically the same premise - Showgirls, Flashdance, Coyote Ugly, Glitter, I'm sure there are more - this is a huge guilty pleasure of mine. Honestly, you can't put Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming and Kristen Bell in one film and expect it to be anything but. 

As you'd imagine with a title like Burlesque and starring performers like Cher and Christina, the film oozes glitz and glamour - filled with hints of the old hollywood glamour that Burlesque suggests, alongside super saturated colours and the typical wardrobe staples of this type of film - sequins, leather, feathers and lace - with, of course, dark settings and dimly-lit corners. Granted, at times it's a little tacky, but as I always say a little tacky is not necessarily a bad thing. 

All images edited by me.
Image copyright Screen Gems Inc.


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